Admiral Charles Lockwood pinning the Bronze Star Medal on Commander
David H. McClintock, Commanding Officer of the USS Darter (SS-227), for
sinking the Japanese minelayer, IJN Tsugaru, on June 29th, 1944.
Captain McClintock received the Bronze Star Medal from Secretary
of the Navy, John L. Sullivan, "For heroic service as Commanding Officer
of the USS Darter during the Third War Patrol of that vessel in enemy Japanese
controlled waters from June 21 to August 8, 1944. Demonstrating expert
seamanship and determination, Commander McClintock launched a torpedo attack
which resulted in the sinking of a forty-four hundred-ton
enemy minelayer. In addition, he skillfully maneuvered his ship
to evade severe depth-charge counterattacks
and brought the Darter safely to port. His inspiring leadership,
courage and devotion to duty were in keeping
with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
He was authorized to wear the Combat "V."
(Photo Courtesy of John Mansfield, Jr., RM2(SS), Menhaden, 1963-65;
and, the above information is from John Mansfield, Jr.'s book, "Cruisers
for Breakfast." Copyright, October, 1997)