Fisk, Wilbur Fredrick, F1c

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Last Rank
Fireman First Class
Last Primary NEC
F1c-0000-Fireman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman First Class
Primary Unit
1939-1942, F1c-0000, USS Chester (CA-27)
Service Years
1939 - 1942
Fireman First Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Ripley, OK

Casualty Date
Oct 20, 1942
KIA-Killed in Action
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Gibson National Cemetery - Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
4 2960-A
Military Service Number
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1939-1942, F1c-0000, USS Chester (CA-27)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 01, 1941, Promoted to F1c
  Mar 24, 1948, Buried at Ft Gibson National Cemetry
  Jul 13, 2020, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

After a West Coast overhaul, USS Chester (CA-27) arrived at Nouméa on 21 September 1942, to join TF 62 for the landings on Funafuti, Ellice Islands (2–4 October). She then proceeded south and while cruising in support of the operations in the Solomons, specifically north of the New Hebrides Islands, Chester was hit by a torpedo from I-176 on the starboard side, amidships on 20 October which killed 11 and wounded 12.

F1c Fisk was killed in action. He was first buried overseas. In 1948, his remains were returned to the United States for burial by his family.

Service number: 3561533
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