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

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

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 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

 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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 Ribbon Bar

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 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1942 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 17, 2013, General Photos1
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