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David Hayward McClintock

Date of birth: February 26, 1912
Date of death: January 8, 2002
Place of Birth: Michigan, Benton Harbor
Home of record: Marquette Michigan

David McClintock graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1935. He retired as a U.S. Navy Captain.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander David Hayward McClintock, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. DARTER (SS-227), on the FOURTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 1 September 1944 to 24 October 1944, in enemy controlled waters of the Celebes Sea and South China Sea. Maneuvering his ship through hazardous waters and strong enemy escorts, Commander McClintock launched repeated torpedo attacks to damage a hostile tanker severely and, before his submarine was grounded, scored five direct hits to sink a large cruiser and four more to damage another despite severe depth-charge attacks. His courage, leadership and devotion to duty throughout reflect the highest credit upon Commander McClintock and the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 0805 (February 21, 1945)

Action Date: September 1 - October 24, 1944

Service: Navy

Rank: Commander

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Darter (SS-227)

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Commander David Hayward McClintock (NSN: 0-74808), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Gunnery, Torpedo, and Assistant Approach Officer aboard the U.S.S. PLUNGER (SS-179), during four highly successful war patrols in enemy controlled waters from February 1942 to August 1943. Fully aware of the hazards of operating in darkness, Lieutenant Commander McClintock, in a night surface attack on a hostile light cruiser, courageously and skillfully discharged four torpedoes at close range, twice scoring direct hits which either sank or severely damaged that vessel, and rendered calm and efficient assistance in making all four patrols detrimental to the enemy. His exemplary conduct and excellent judgment were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Pacific Fleet Board Awards: Serial 32 (1943)

Action Date: February 1942 - August 1943

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Company: Assistant Approach Officer

Division: U.S.S. Plunger (SS-179)