William Edwin Dorsey was the son of Justin Edwin Dorsey and Elizabeth “Lizzie” E Bridges.
Motor Machinists Mate 1st Class William Edwin Dorsey was missing on 25 October 1944, officially declared dead on 7 December 1945. He is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Submarine: USS Tang (SS-306)
Loss Date: October 25, 1944
Location: Formosa Strait near Turnabout Island
Circumstances: Sunk by circular run of own torpedo
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 7 March 1945
MMM1C William E. Dorsey, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Dorsey, 2507 Kirby Street, and husband of Mrs. Helen Dorsey of San Francisco, was listed as missing in action on the submarine Tang in the Pacific since last November, according to the Navy Department. MMMC Dorsey, a graduate of Central High School, entered the navy in 1937. He served for four years with the navy overseas.
- Rank: Motor Machinists Mate First Class
- Date of birth: 15 December 1917
- Date of death: 25 October 1944
- County: Hamilton
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Tang (SS-306)
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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