- Category: USS Arizona Casualty List
- Created: Monday, 21 February 2000 00:00
- Last Updated: Sunday, 05 June 2016 00:46
William John Bonfiglio EM1c
Electrician's Mate First Class
W. J. BONFIGLIO
- Branch: United States Navy
- Service Number: 299 71 74
- Rate: EM1/c (Electrician's Mate First Class)
- Duties: Use electrical tools and repair electrical equipment. Charge storage batteries. Wind armatures. Stand watch on main gyrocompass and in main control room of electrically driven ships. Repair telephone circuits. Apply first aid in case of electrical shock.
- Enlisted: 5 August 1936 (14 July 1940 extended enlistment 2 years)
- Place: San Diego, California
- Onboard USS Arizona: 29 April 1940
- From: USS Pensacola
- Date of Birth: 23 June 1910
- Place of Birth: Elkhart, Indiana
- Hometown / State December 1941: Brooklyn, New York
- Next of Kin: Mrs. Dorothy Roberta Bonfiglio - Wife
- Address: 118 Cooper Street, Brooklyn, New York
- Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
- Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal
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