Howard E. McCollom
USS West Virginia
Howard Evan McCollom, MM1, born in Macoupin County, IL, completed
high school and joined the USN on Aug. 18, 1936. He was stationed in
the USS West Virginia and the USS New Mexico. Memorable experiences
were of the Battle of Marianas, Leyte, two plane hits and shooting down
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