World War II

 

  • Here is a picture of the Japanese suicide boat the Bill described in the kamikaze video clip.
  • This picture was taken aboard the USS Wassatch after the war.  The soldiers were allowed to have a party and one of Bill's shipmates asked their captain if they could invite these American women aboard.  The women were Americans who had been in Japan before the war and had to stay there throughout it.  One of the women (in the back right, next to Bill) is Bill's cousin.

 

    After his service in the Navy Bill returned to Davidson to finish college.

 

 

The text, video, audio, and website are the result of interviews conducted byJeff Libersat,
Davidson College Class of 2002, in the Fall of 2001.

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