Burgan, William Wilson, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1943, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Service Years
1940 - 1943

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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
Pacific Ocean
USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 USS Wahoo (SS-238) Details

USS Wahoo (SS-238)
USS Wahoo (SS-238) was a Gato-class submarine, the first United States Navy ship to be named for the wahoo, a dark blue food fish of Florida and the West Indies. Construction started before the U.S entered World War II, and she was commissioned after entry. Wahoo was assigned to the Pacific theatre. She gained fame as an aggressive and highly successful submarine after Lt. Commander Dudley Walker "Mush" Morton became her skipper. She was sunk by Japanese aircraft in October 1943 while returning home from a patrol in the Sea of Japan.

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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2009
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USS Wahoo (SS-238)

Kennedy, Marvin Granville, RADM, (1930-1952) Lieutenant Commander
O'Kane, Richard Hetherington, RDML, (1930-1957) Lieutenant Commander
Brown, Donald Raymond, LTJG, (1942-1943) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Campbell, John Stephenson, ENS, (1941-1943) Ensign
Molumphy, George Garvie, CAPT, (1931-1961) OFF Commander
MacMILLAN, Duncan, RADM, (1926-1956) OFF 144X Lieutenant Commander
Morton, Dudley, LCDR, (1930-1943) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Skjonsby, Verne Leslie, LCDR, (1930-1943) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Greene, Hiram Moe, LT, (1941-1943) OFF 210X Lieutenant
Grider, George, CAPT, (1936-1947) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Henderson, Richie Neale, LT, (1936-1943) OFF Lieutenant
Paine, Jr., Roger Warde, RADM, (1939-1972) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Fiedler, Eugene Francis, LTJG, (1942-1943) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Misch, George Arthur, LTJG, (1942-1943) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Carr, William John, CPO, (1933-1943) GM GM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Keeter, Dalton Christopher, CPO, (1932-1943) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
McGill, Thomas Judson, CPO, (1936-1943) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ware, Norman Conna, CPO, (1935-1943) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Johnson, Kindred Burnelle, PO1, (1937-1943) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Andrews, Joseph Stephen, PO1, (1936-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bruce, Clifford Leslie, PO1, (1934-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Buckley, James Parr, PO1, (1935-1943) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Clary, John William, CPO, (1938-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Jacobs, Olin, PO1, (1939-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Kohut, Stephen Martinus, CPO, (1936-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Logue, Robert Baier, PO1, (1938-1943) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
MacGowen, Thomas Jamieson K., PO1, (1939-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
O'Brien, Forest Lee, PO1, (1939-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Browning, Chester Eugene, PO2, (1938-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Carter, James Edward, PO2, (1941-1943) RM 23CQ Petty Officer Second Class
Garrett, George Caleb, PO2, (1939-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hand, William Reeves, PO2, (1938-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Sterling, Forest, CPO, (1930-1956) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bair, Arthur Irvin, PO3, (1942-1943) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Oneal, Roy Lester, PO3, (1942-1943) EM EM-0000 Quartermaster 3rd Class
Anders, Floyd Roland, PO3, (1942-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Berg, Jimmie Clark, PO3, (1941-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jayson, Juan Oro, PO3, (1942-1943) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Zimmerman, Charles Austin, PO3, (1942-1944) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
House, Van Andrew, S1c, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Kirk, Eugene Thomas, S1c, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Kessock, Paul, F1c, (1942-1943) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Lynch, Walter Lawrence, F1c, (1942-1943) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Gerlacher, Wesley Lawrence, S2c, (1942-1943) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class

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