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Bruce McCandless

Born: Aug 12, 1911

Death: Jan 24, 1968

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Nationality: United States

Bruce McCandless

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1911
Date of Death : Jan 24, 1968
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

Bruce McCandless I was an officer of United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor during World War II for his heroism on board the USS San Francisco, during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13, 1942. He retired with the rank of Rear Admiral. McCandless was the father of NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II. Additionally, Admiral McCandless was the great-grandson of David Colbert McCanles of the Rock Creek Station, Nebraska shoot-out with Wild Bill Hickok. After that, the McCanles family changed its name to McCandless and moved to Florence, Colorado.


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