RICHARD P. BUKOWSKI, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Bukowski '42

Date of birth: May 29, 1920

Date of death: August 22, 1942

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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 went down. Only eleven men survived.


Class of 1942

Richard is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.