WILLIAM W. WILLIAMS, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Williams '43

Date of birth: January 8, 1920

Date of death: February 7, 1943

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was killed by small arms gunfire while serving as the junior officer of the deck aboard USS Growler (SS 215) on February 7, 1943.

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Class of 1943

William is one of 79 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.