Fritz Gustafson
Fictional Character
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Drive to the East;
The Grapple
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States
Date of Death: 1943
Cause of Death: Killed in the sinking of the USS Townsend
Occupation: Sailor, gun-loader
Military Branch: United States Navy (Second Great War)

Petty Officer Fritz Gustafson, United States Navy, was the loader on a twin Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun on the USS Townsend. His gun-chief was CPO Fremont Blaine Dalby. A man of few words, he nevertheless engaged in good natured bickering and insults with Dalby with whom he had served for a long time.

Gustafson did not survive the sinking of the Townsend in 1943 off the coast of Baja California.