Bellew, Michael F.X., CDR

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Commander
Last Service Branch
Supply Corps
Last Primary NEC
310X-Supply Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 310X, NAS Kingsville TX
Service Years
1942 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)
French
Italian
Romanian
Turkik-Turkish
Supply Corps
Commander

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Oct 30, 1969
 
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon






 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
Passed away on active duty, U.S. Naval Hospital St. Albans, NY July 1969.

  

Other Comments:
Graduated from Fordham University and received Masters degree from Colombia University.Commissioned Directly in 1942. Served as a Line Officer in destroyers in Med & Pacific. Ship hit by Kamikaze off Okinawa, spent time at Naval Hospital San Diego. Transferred from Line to Supply Corps after the war. Served aboard USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) at Operation Crossroads A-bomb test at Bikini Atoll. He was later determined to have developed pancreatic cancer due to radiation at Bikini. He died on active duty in 1969 while stationed at NAS Kingsville, TX His widow, my mother, was awarded a settlement from DOD over 20 yrs. later.
Cdr. Bellew was awarded the Royal Order of Phoenix by the Greek government for his assistance to Greece during their civil war 1946-1949. The medal was held by the Dept. of State, and not released to his family until after his death,  for reasons unknown.He served as liason officer to foreign navies while stationed in Washington, D.C.
Cdr. Bellew served in Turkey 1955-1958 as an advisor to the Turkish Navy. He authored two books in the Turkish language while stationed at the submarine base in Golcuk, Turkey. He was also stationed at Sigonella, Sicily.

   
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  1956-1958, 310X, CNO - OPNAV/Joint US Military Mission for Aid to Turkey (JUSMMAT)

Commander

From Month/Year
- / 1956

To Month/Year
- / 1958

Unit
Joint US Military Mission for Aid to Turkey (JUSMMAT) Unit Page

Rank
Commander

NEC
310X-Supply Corps Officer

Location
Golcuk

Country/State
Turkey
 
 
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 CNO - OPNAV/Joint US Military Mission for Aid to Turkey (JUSMMAT) Details

CNO - OPNAV/Joint US Military Mission for Aid to Turkey (JUSMMAT)

Type
Garrison - External/Others

Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded

Parent Unit
CNO - OPNAV

Strength
Unit

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

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