Thomas Alfred McClelland

USS West Virginia

Thomas Alfred McClelland, born 13 March 1905 at Kansas City, Mo., enlisted in the Navy as apprentice seaman, 12 September 1924, and received an honorable discharge 11 September 1928.  On 7 October 1940, he was appointed ensign, USNR.  On 6 April 1941, having completed a special course in communications, he reported aboard battleship WEST VIRGINIA (BB-48).  Ensign McClelland was reported dead after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.

From the “Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships,” (1969) Vol. 4, p.291

The destroyer escort USS McClelland (DE-750) named in his honor.

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