ALLAN G. WUSSOW, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: October 14, 1942
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1939 Wussow LB.jpg

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:

ALLAN GEORGE WUSSOW

CLINTON, IOWA

Snuffy, Wuss

When Snuffy flashed his captivating smile on the Naval Academy, the grey walls of Bancroft Hall lost much of their sombre hue, and four years of academic struggle have not dampened his already cheerful outlook on life. He never missed a single hop if he could help it, and his knowledge of things terpsichorean is amazing. He is fond of all kinds of music; swing for dancing, concert for relaxation, and jam sessions for recreation. Versatile in athletics, tennis and swimming are his favorite sports. For a hobby he finds a great interest in philately. He learned from that bitter teacher, experience, that the system can't be beaten. Intensely interested in contemporary national problems, Wuss promises to be one of the Navy's outstanding officers with a flair for things progressive.

Battalion Track 3, 2, 1; Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Stamp Club 3, 2, 1, President 1; Boat Club 3, 2, 1; Radio Club 4; 1 P.O.

Loss

Allan was aboard a PBY-5 Catalina with Patrol Squadron (VP) 91 when that aircraft went "missing in action since making contact with the enemy" on October 14, 1942.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Other

Allan's sword was up for auction in June 2012.

Regulation sword with a 28 7/8" triple etched blade with patriotic motifs and "Allan G. Wussow", in excellent condition showing no wear. Gilt brass hilt, fish skin grip and triple wire wrap also in excellent condition. Brass mounted leather scabbard with minor flaking. Top mount is engraved "AGW".

Memorial Hall Error

Several sources list him as a LCDR; in Memorial Hall he is listed as a LT.


Class Navigation

Class of 1939
Allan is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.
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