WILSON M. SHAFER, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wilson Shafer, Jr. '45

Date of birth: July 9, 1923

Date of death: August 26, 1949

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Bill was lost at sea near Greenland while involved in the rescue of the crew of USS Cochino (SS 345) on August 25, 1949. He was serving aboard USS Tusk (SS 426) and was one of six men swept overboard and not recovered.

An extensive article on the loss of Cochino is posted here.

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John Bock '45 and Everett Herman '45 were also in 2nd Company.


Class of 1945

Wilson is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.