Billy Joe Boegen
USS West Virginia
Billy Joe Boegen, born in Hamilton TX Apr. 23, 1924. Enlisted into the Navy Oct. 27, 1941 in Dallas TX.
Billy transferred to the USS West Virginia on June 16, 1942 after the
sinking of the USS Yorktown and then
was relieved as messman on Nov 30, 1942 and transferred again on Feb 23,
1943 to the USS Salt Lake City. On Jan 17, 1944 he was transferred to the
USS Cassin Young and was wounded and died in action on July 30,
See some information about Billy Joe Boegen at the USS Salt Lake City web site.
Info submitted by Debbie
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