McGillicuddy, Terry, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
144X-Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering Specialist
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1966-1968, 111X, Naval Applied Science Laboratory (NASL), Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Service Years
1940 - 1971

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Contact Info
Home Town
Aberdeen, WA
Last Address
Arbuckle, Colusa County, California

Date of Passing
Dec 27, 2009
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity Image

USS Pennsylvania in drydock at Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, the battleship USS Pennsylvania was in the Navy Yard drydock, with the destroyers USS Cassin and USS Downes just ahead of her. According to the action reports, at about 7:57 explosions were heard on the end of Ford Island and with a second explosion, the realization came that an aerial attack was in progress. The battleships came under attack but the Pennsylvania was out of reach of the torpedo bombers.

General quarters was sounded and the crew proceeded to battle stations, some breaking locks off the ready ammunition boxes when necessary. Shortly after 8:00 she became one of the first ships to commence firing at the Japanese planes as her anti-aircraft guns were put into action.
Other Comments:
Terry's first duty was in PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38), where he was first J.O. in turret two and plotting room officer on 7 December 1941. The flagship of the Pacific Fleet received the SecNav Unit citation and he received a Naval Letter of Commendation.

He participated in bombardments of Attu, Kiska, Makin, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and Saipan; the ship received the SecNav Unit Citation and he received a Navy Letter of Commendation. For extinguishing an ammunition fire in Turret I lower handling room/magazine (while in the Majuro Atoll), Terry was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism.
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At Mare Island Naval Shipyard, his designator was changed to Engineering Duty and he acted as Assistant Repair Superintendent for all surface ship repairs. He supervised, as New Construction Superintendent, the building of USS GRAYBACK (SS-574), designed to carry REGULUS I/II Missiles.

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3 Members Also There at Same Time
Mare Island Naval Shipyard

Gassett, Charles, CDR, (1935-1959) OFF 653X Commander
Zinger, Gerald, S2c, (1951-1955) YN CYN-0000 Seaman Second Class
Pehl, Thomas, CWO4, (1935-1958) Chief Warrant Officer 4

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