Burgan, William Wilson, LT Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary Designator/NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - qualified in Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Officer
Last Duty Station
1942-1943, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
Lieutenant Lieutenant

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1917
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Baltimore, MD
Last Address
6019 Sycamore Rd
Baltimore, MD

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Pacific
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Wahoo returned to the Sea of Japan in September, entering through the narrow strait between Hokkaido and Sakhalin for what was planned to be a stay of three weeks. From Japanese records, it is known that she sank four ships. However, the Japanese also reported a successful anti-submarine attack in the La Pérouse Strait on 11 October. Their target was undoubtedly Wahoo, lost with her entire crew while finishing the active portion of her seventh war patrol.
   
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 
 Duty Stations
USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1942-1943, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1936-1940, United States Naval Academy
 Combat and Operations History
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols/USS WAHOO (SS-238) 1st War Patrol
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols/USS WAHOO (SS-238) 2nd War Patrol
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols/USS WAHOO (SS-238) 3rd War Patrol
  1943-1943 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
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