Bower, William Walter, LT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USS Albacore (SS-218)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St. Louis, MO
Last Address
Hammond, IN

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Albacore (SS-218) began a patrol on October 24, 1944, and refueled at Midway Island on October 28th. There was no further contact with the boat after that date. Japanese records report a submarine exploding as the result of contact with a mine on November 7, 1944 and the Albacore was presumed lost on December 21st 1944. Lieutenant Bower was officially declared dead on December 13, 1945.
   
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Service number: 161175
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Albacore (SS-218)
  1944-1944, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1944, USS Albacore (SS-218)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
 Colleges Attended 
Purdue University
  1927-1941, Purdue University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Aug 03, 1942, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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