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William James Buchanan, Jr.

Merchant Marine. American

Born  2 Jul 1897Sharon Hill, Delaware County, PA
Died  19 May 1953(55)Sharon Hill, Delaware County, PA

Roster information listed for William James Buchanan, Jr.


ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HahiraSteam tankerFireman/Watertender3 Nov 1942U-521

Personal information

Son of William James and Rachael Elizabeth Buchanan, of Sharon Hill, PA. William James Buchanan served in the US Army from 7 September 1917 to 5 May 1919 and was sent to France as Wagoner with HQ Company, 109th Machine Gun Battalion, 28th Division. He participated in the Battle of Ch√Ęteau-Thierry and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and returned from the war with lungs damaged in a gas attack, an injury that would eventually led to his death due to pulmonary fibrosis in May 1953.

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