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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Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Eniwetok was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought between 17 February 1944 and 23 February 1944, on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Naval bombardment of Eniwetok began on 17 February, and the 22nd Marine Regiment, commanded by Col John T. Walker, landed on Engebi Island, on 18 February at 08:43 the next day. Resistance was light, and the island was declared secure by 1450, though mopping-up continued through the next day. US losses included 85 dead and missing plus 166 wounded.

Intelligence suggested that the defenses on Eniwetok Island would be heavier than planned, though there was a comparatively preparatory bombardment before the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 106th Infantry Regiment went ashore at 0916 on 19 Feb., followed by the 3/22 at 1425. However, the Japanese soldiers had strong spider-hole positions, plus the Japanese concentrated their forces to the southwest, counterattacking the American flank, which forced the Americans to attack through the night. The island was not secured until 21 February. Americans were killed or missing and 94 wounded.

The mistake was not repeated at Parry Island. The battleships USS Tennessee and USS Pennsylvania and other ships delivered more than 900 tons of explosive onto the island. The 104th Field Artillery on eniwetok and the 2nd Separate Pack Howitzer Battalions on Japtan provided additional fire support. The 1/22 and 2/22 Marines landed at 0900 on 22 Feb. At 1930, the regimental commander radioed "I present you with the island of Parry", though operations continued through the next day. US casualties included 73 dead and missing plus 261 wounded.
 

 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Marshall Islands operation: Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll
17 February ? 2 March 1944
17?23 February 1944

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  55 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Coggins, Royal Joseph, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
  • De Noma, George Robert, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Garrett, Earl, PO2, (1941-1953)
  • Greer, Howard E., VADM, (1941-1978)
  • Rush, Melvin L, PO3, (1943-1947)
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