Ens. Thomas Alfred McClelland

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Thomas Alfred McClelland

Birthplace: Kansas City, Mo
Death: December 07, 1941 (35-36)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States (KIA aboard the USS West Virginia)
Place of Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu Honolulu County Hawaii
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Son of nn McClelland
Husband of Lovellmae McClelland
Father of Jane McClelland
Brother of Charles McClelland

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About Ens. Thomas Alfred McClelland


The death in action of another man known to many in Oklahoma City as a result of frequent visits here was reported. He was Ensign Thomas A. McClelland, chief engineer of radio station KLZ, Denver. He was a reserve officer and was called up for duty last summer following a refresher course at the naval academy. He leaves a wife and two daughters, now living in Portland, Ore.



USS McClelland (DE-750) was a Cannon-class destroyer escort built for the United States Navy during World War II. She served in the Pacific Ocean and provided escort service against submarine and air attack for Navy vessels and convoys. Post-war she was reassigned as a training vessel.

She was named in honor of Ensign Thomas Alfred McClelland, who was reported dead after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on 7 December 1941. The ship was laid down on 21 July 1943 by the Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, California, launched on 28 November 1943; sponsored by Mrs. T. A. McClelland, widow of Ensign McClelland; and commissioned on 19 September 1944, Lt. Comdr. Glendon D. Williams, in command.


Thomas Alfred McClelland, born 18 March 1905 at Kansas City, Missouri, enlisted in the U.S. 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 USS West Virgina. Ensign McClelland reported dead after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.

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Kansas City, Mo
December 7, 1941
Age 36
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu Honolulu County Hawaii