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