MILLINGTON B. MCCOMB, LCDR, USN
Millington McComb '10
Date of birth: October 15, 1886
Date of death: November 26, 1927
From the 1910 Lucky Bag:
Millington was lost on November 26, 1927 "as result of an aircraft accident" in or near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, while he was commanding officer of the Naval Air Station there.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
World War I Service
From Hall of Valor:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant Commander Millington Barnett McComb, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. CHRISTABEL, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted, against all forms of enemy naval activity; and especially for an engagement with an enemy submarine on 21 May 1918, as a result of which the convoy under escort of the CHRISTABEL was protected and the submarine so completely disabled that she was compelled to intern at Santander, Spain, for the remainder of the war.
General Orders: Authority: Navy Book of Distinguished Service (Stringer)
Division: U.S.S. CHRISTABEL