WILLIAM F. GREENE, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1916
Date of death: August 9, 1942
Age: ~26

Lucky Bag

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From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

WILLIAM FRANK GREENE

Whitestone, New York

Bill, an old salt water sailor, came to the Severn determined to earn his epaulets. an ambition which he has never forgotten. Occasionally, the Academic Departments seem to have questioned that ambition but each time he has convinced them all by taking a reef and weathering those squalls safely. Confining academic woes to study hours he has found time to engage in lively campaigns in the boxing loft and on the soccer field. Sailing has also accounted for a large part of his spare time and we're sure that Bill will be one of our answers to the Navy's demand for more "blue water" sailors.

Loss

Bill was lost in USS Jarvis (DD 393) when she was attacked by Japanese aircraft on August 9, 1942, during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

His wife was listed as next of kin.


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