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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:


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.

Related Articles

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

Class of 1945

Wilson is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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