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Rear Admiral Mcffantlless was horn 12 Auguat 1911 in W.i.sl'1-
ington, D.C., the son of then Lieutenant tlater Vorririiodort-1 llyroo
Mcffandleiis, USN. He graduated from the 1'niti-il State, Natal
Academy in 19512, served with Scouting Squadron 115 in the cruiser
INDIANAPOLIS, and in destroyer CASH. l'pon completion of tl
General Line course at Annapolis, 19118-193129, he liccntnc Vonunuoi
cations 0fficerofcrui:4erSAN l"l'tANClSt'0 tt'A-Stal. Hi- was wrt
ing in that famed cruiser at Pearl Harbor when tht- .l.ip.ini-o- iniulc
their infamous raid.
Then a Lieutenant f'ommnnder, Mcf'antlli--i-. continue-tl tw
serve in SAN FRANCISCO as she helped protect tant carricr t.i-lt
groups guarding reinforcements to the Samoan l+1.ind1, comluctiue
raids at New Guinea. and giving direct fire support tn1llt'litliltlilltt.l
nal-'l'ulagi landings in the Solomons. llia -ihip fottgltt ltr victory in
the Battle of Cape l'isperance to spare Marines on tluatlalcanal from
a lierce naval bombardment, then endured n wnvage- action lu ri-pel
enemy aircraft attacking transports off the coast of tiuiulalcanal.
The flagship ofa cruiser-destroyer task group under lit-.ir .Kilt
miral Daniel -I. Callaghan. SAN l"RANt'lSt'0 lcd the fortnattion
the night of 13-14 November 19-12 to intercept a -lapancsc raidmi:
force of 2 battleships. 1 light cruiser and let tlcstroycrq ati-arning
south with orders to bombartl and t'omplctt'ly' knock out thc lla-nb
derson Field at Guadalcanal. Well-aimed salvos found their mark
on both Japanese battleships before SAN FRANt'lSl'0 came un'
der the fire from three directions and the ship was so damaged that
she temporarily lost power and steering control. As she slowed from
17 knots, enemy shells exploded on the navigating bridge and flag
bridge, killing Rear Admiral Callaghan and all but one of his -staff.
Lieutenant Commander Bruce McCandlr-ss found himself the
senior officer on the bridge and took command to continue to fight
to the finish. His cruiser was caught between two columns ot' enemy
ships, sustaining about 45 separate hits by heavy shells and count-
less fragment and machine gun hits. Though he was seriously
wounded, Lieutenant Commander McCandless boldly continued to
direct gunfire at the enemy on every side and led the task group to
Victory. When the desperate sea tight ended. 3 enemy destroyers
were damaged, two sunk, and the rudderless battleship HIEI so
damaged that aircraft were able to sink her the next day.
lleiitiereoii 1-'it-ld wa, again ,awed from bombardment. Air op-
eration, from that Field on the next day disposed of ll troop-laden
enemy iran-port, lk-apitc the at-rious drainage and great loss of life
on li-iaril, SAN I-'l'tANt'lSt'0 lived lu fight again. Her temporary
coiiitimtitlitig officer, 1.ieuti-mint t'onunander Bruce McCandlesa
via-i gtvbtirtlcil tlic Nlrtliil ul- llultnr for ills Stlpffltlt' COUIHXC and BU-
pcrli lcatlcrwliip that reeulted in victory in the face of overwhelming
odd- in thc Nasal llattle ot' fitindrilcanal tlll-lil November l942l.
lli- via- .il-.o giwn .i tncritoriour- promotion to the rank ofCommand-
cr ui ri-cogiittioti ol tht- m'liicvctlit'lit.
t'oinin.unli-r Nlct'niitllcr-e- rctnnint-d in SAN FRANCISCO as
-lie lit-lpctl driw the cm-iny from the Aleutians and assisted in the
tapturi- and ottupation ol' the tlillwrt and Marshall Islands. De-
mi lied from tht-t rui-i-r H March 1944, he took command ofdestroyer
tiRl'IGflRY which -upported the capture of lwo -lima and shot
down ti i--neiny aircraft during combat operations off the coast of
tlkinawa Vorritiiaiitlcr Nlcfaiiillt-mt was awarded the Silver Star
Nle-dal for con-picuous gnllnntry while commanding USS GREGO-
RY off t lkumwa from 1,14 April 15145. His ship provided anti-aircraft
protection to whips in the transport area and served on radar picket
atation during thu period.
fln P4 April ISHS, four cnt-my suicide planes attacked. Two were
destroyed and a third driven off but n fourth crashed in his ship.
t'ommander Nlcfandlese skillfully directed his men to quickly con-
trol flanmize -so that his dc-at royer was able to drive off further attacks
and return to port. GREGORY was routed to San Diego where her
crushed and torn hull was repaired under the direction of his father,
Vommi .di ire Byron Nlcflandless, USN. Commander Bruce McCand-
leas was detached from GREGORY in October 1945. He served as
Assistant Chief of Staff for the Naval Operating Base located at Ter-
minal Island. California. until October 1946. After heading the Dis-
trict Affairs Division. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, he
commanded Mine Division TWO. In June 1950 he was ordered to
the 1'nited States Naval Academy for duty in the Executive Depart-
ment. Having been promoted to the rank of Captain, he transferred
to the Retired List on 1 September 1952 and was advanced to the
rank of Rear Admiral on the basis of combat awards. He died in
Washington. DC on 24 -January 1968.
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Joe Anderson Goodman
United States Navy
Commander Goodman horn in Irving, Texas
graduated from the United States Naval Academy
and was commissioned in June 1970.
Following an initial tour at the Naval Academy
as Special Assistant to the Commandant of Mid-
shipmen, Commander Goodman served as Com-
During his tour, BARNEY made deployments to
the Sixth Fleet and Standing Naval Forces Atlan-
tic. After tours as Executive Officer on USS PA-
PAGO QATF 1605 and the Department Head
course at Newport, Rhode Island, t'ommander
Goodman reported as Operations Officer on USS
MOINESTER QFF-10973. 'l'asl-ted with develop-
ing tactics for employment of newly developed
Tactical 'I'owed Array Sonar Systerns. i'l'.-Xt "l'.-XSL
MOINESTER made two deployments In the
Sixth Fleet as a member of the ASW Squadron.
Commander Goodman reported In the Naval
Academy as a Company Officer and hlxecutive .-My
iniinicaiiiins officer on uss BARNEY tooo-io.
sistant to the Commandant of Midshipmen. He re-
turned to sea as commissioning Executive Officer
on USS STEPHEN W. GROVES QFFG-291.
Commander Goodman came to command of USS
MCCANDLESS QFF-108-U following duty as
Force Anti-submarine Warfare Officer and Cruis-
er-Destroyer Requirements Officer on the staff
Commander. Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic
Fleet. t'ominander Goodmaifs next assignment
will be as a student at the Naval War College in
Newport, Rhode Island.
t'om1nander Goodman's awards include the
Nleritorioiis Service Medal, Navy Commendation
Medal. Navy .-Xt-hievement Medal and several unit
and Vainpaign Medals.
He is married to the former Carolyn Ann
Brewer ot' Severna Park, Maryland. Commander
Goodman. Varrie and their two children, Joe and
lflivzilit-Ili, live in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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