J. D. McCarthy

Korean War
RankEnsign U.S. Navy
Date of DeathJune 9 1954
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Ensign McCarthy was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Ensign McCarthy was a crew member of a Martin PBM-5S2 Mariner patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 47, based at Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. On June 9, 1954, the aircraft was enroute from Japan to Hong Kong when it struck the top of a mountain at Yaku Shima Island, Japan. All 17 personnel were killed.