RICHARD P. BUKOWSKI, ENS, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||May 29, 1920|
|Date of death:||August 22, 1942|
From the 1942 Lucky Bag:
RICHARD PETER BUKOWSKI
. . . torpedo took shape on paper. Its revolutionary engine develops perpetual motion and signals the flagship the success of its mission. A call from the "B" hole brought the carrot-topped head up sharply. "Sure, I'll drag with you, Shorty." At once Rosy was liar on his hunk, and plans for the week-end displaced plans ol torpedoes. Any word about dragging brought Emouse into the room. Steam text . . .
Sailing 3; Stars 4; Log 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Ketch Captain; Lucky Bag; Reception Committee 3, 2, 1; C.P.O.
The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.
Richard was lost when USS Ingraham (DD 444) was sunk on August 22, 1942 by a collision with an oil tanker while on convoy duty off the coast of Nova Scotia. Ingraham sank almost immediately, and depth charges on her stern detonated as she sank. Only eleven men survived.
|Class of 1942|
|Richard is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.|
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