Busch, William Robert, PO3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1943-1943, FC-0000, USS Corvina (SS-226)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
FC-Fire Controlman
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Redwing, MT
Last Address
Oak Ridge, TN

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Pacific Ocean
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 Corvina (SS-226) went on her maiden war patrol, leaving Pearl Harbor 4 November 1943. After topping off her fuel at Johnston Island on the 6th, she was never heard from again. Japanese reports suggest that she may have been sunk by a Japanese submarine on 16 November. Her loss was officially announced 14 March 1944. Fire Controlman Third Class Busch was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 January 1946.

Service number: 3285927

Submarine war patrols: USS Corvina (SS-226) - 1st

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 Duty Stations
USS Brooklyn (CL-40)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Corvina (SS-226)
  1939-1942, FC-0000, USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
  1942-1943, FC-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, FC-0000, USS Corvina (SS-226)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Corvina (SS-226)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 02, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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