30 William Robert Busch, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

30 William Robert Busch, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

William Robert Busch

William Robert Busch In Uniform
William Robert Busch

Rank/Rate:    Fire Controlman, Third Class

Service Number:    328 59 27

Birth Date:    April 22, 1920

From:    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Corvina (SS-226)

Loss Date:    November 16, 1943

Location:    Just south of Truk

Circumstances:    Probably sunk by Japanese submarine I-176

Remarks:    William was born in Red Wing, Minnesota.  Photo courtesy of Mary Mihovich. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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