Burgan, William Wilson, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
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
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Baltimore, MD
Last Address
6019 Sycamore Rd
Baltimore, MD

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
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)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
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.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Nov 21, 2009
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Sailors lost on Wahoo
Wahoo was declared overdue on 2 December 1943 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 6 December 1943.

   
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