Gurganus, Arthur Allen, C.T.

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Last Rank
Chief Torpedoman (CWO)
Last Primary NEC
CWO-Chief Warrant Officer - Torpedoman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1943, CWO, USS Cisco (SS-290)
Service Years
1931 - 1943
Chief Torpedoman (CWO)
Chief Torpedoman (CWO)

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Corona, AL
Last Address
Kansas, AL

Casualty Date
Sep 28, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

The USS Cisco (SS-290) began her first war patrol on 20 September 1943, and was never heard from after that. Japanese records indicate that a submarine was attacked and sunk on 28 September in the area where the USS Cisco was the only known American Submarine. She was presumed lost in action on that date. CWO (Torpedoman) Gurganus was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 8 January 1946.

Service numbers: Enlisted - 2719567   CWO - 319695

Submarine war patrols:
USS Drum (SS-228) - 1st through 3rd
USS Cisco (SS-290) - 1st

Some sources have CWO Gurganus listed as being a telegrapher, but no records found showed that to be the case. Many web sites list him as a Torpedoman First Class; however, various muster rolls show him having achieved the rank of Chief Torpedoman (E-7). Navy registers also show that he was granted the temporary rank of CWO (Torpedoman) shortly before the USS Cisco was lost.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Plunger (SS-179)US NavyUSS Drum (SS-228)Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Cisco (SS-290)
  1936-1941, TM-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1941-1941, TM-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1941-1942, TM-0000, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI
  1942-1943, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, TM-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1943, CWO, USS Cisco (SS-290)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Cisco (SS-290)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 16, 1939, Promoted to TM1
  Nov 19, 1941, Married June Arlene Fenald
  Feb 16, 1942, Promoted to CTM
  Sep 15, 1943, Promoted to CWO (Torpedoman)
  May 30, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
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