Fay B. Begor

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Fay Broughton Begor (15 October 1916 – 9 September 1943) was an officer in the United States Navy during World War II.[1]


Begor was born in Moriah, New York, on 15 October 1916, and received his M.D. from McGill University. Appointed a Lieutenant (junior grade), USNR, in 1942, Dr. Begor was killed in action during landings of the 9th Australian Division on the Huon Peninsula 4 September 1943. The infantry landing craft LCI(L)-339 was strafed on the way to the beach and then hit by bombers as Begor was treating wounded troops. Severely wounded, Begor was treated at the U.S. Army 87th Station Hospital at Buna, Papua New Guinea and evacuated to USS LST-464 that had been converted to a hospital ship on 7 September and died aboard on 9 September 1943. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.[1]


In 1944, USS Begor (APD-127) was named in his honor.[1]

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Biography AND World War II : Stanley G. Benner, William T. Hanna, Grady A. Dugas, M.D., James Whitfield Williamson, Eugene Morland Key, Louis J. Carpellotti, Albert T. Harris

Other articles of the topic Biography : Merrit Cecil Walton, Richard Paolinelli, Futuro Primitivo, Nicholas Loncar, Nan Phinney, Aram Mayilyan, Marco Drago

Other articles of the topic World War II : Floyd B. Parks, Arthur Harvey, Jack Miller (USMC officer), Raymond Frybarger Jr., James Whitfield Williamson, Clarence Lee Evans, Andrew Jackson Gandy
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  • Naval History And Heritage Command. "Begor". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History And Heritage Command. Retrieved 31 August 2013.

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