McGillicuddy, Terry, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
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
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Aberdeen, WA
Last Address
Arbuckle, Colusa County, California
95912

Date of Passing
Dec 27, 2009
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
93801953

 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
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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.
   
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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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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bougainville, in the Territory of New Guinea, during the first six months of 1942. The Japanese occupied these locations and began the construction of several naval and air bases with the goals of protecting the flank of the Japanese offensive in New Guinea, establishing a security barrier for the major Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain, and providing bases for interdicting supply lines between the Allied powers of the United States and Australia and New Zealand.

The Allies, in order to defend their communication and supply lines in the South Pacific, supported a counteroffensive in New Guinea, isolated the Japanese base at Rabaul, and counterattacked the Japanese in the Solomons with landings on Guadalcanal (see Guadalcanal Campaign) and small neighboring islands on 7 August 1942. These landings initiated a series of combined-arms battles between the two adversaries, beginning with the Guadalcanal landing and continuing with several battles in the central and northern Solomons, on and around New Georgia Island, and Bougainville Island.

In a campaign of attrition fought on land, on sea, and in the air, the Allies wore the Japanese down, inflicting irreplaceable losses on Japanese military assets. The Allies retook some of the Solomon Islands (although resistance continued until the end of the war), and they also isolated and neutralized some Japanese positions, which were then bypassed. The Solomon Islands campaign then converged with the New Guinea campaign.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Gilbert Islands operation
13 November ? 8 December 1943
25?29 November 1943

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  307 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barritt, Frank, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, (1944-1946)
  • Brosnan, Ryan
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