Bill Patterson

Bill Patterson







Bill Patterson


Bill Patterson served in the World War II Navy Armed Guard Service. He served on the SS Alcoa Planter. After the war ended Bill went back to farming. He used the GI Bill of Rights to get his pilot's license and flew as a private pilot for years and owned a Cessna 182. Bill became a Real Estate Broker in 1964 and a Real Estate appraiser in 1966. He retired as an appraiser in October of 2000.



Pictured below is Bill Patterson


wood1.jpgwood2.jpgwood3.jpg
wood4.jpgwood5.jpg
wood6.jpgwood7.jpgwood8.jpg


Pictured below is the gun crew on the SS Alcoa Planter, anchored off Saipan after the number in the crew was reduced. Standing to the right of Bill Patterson is Gibson. Willpitz is kneeling second from right and Moore is kneeling second from left. Names of others are not remembered.


wood1.jpgwood2.jpgwood3.jpg
wood4.jpgwood5.jpg
wood6.jpgwood7.jpgwood8.jpg


Pictured below are the two signalmen (left and right) and the radioman (center) on the SS Alcoa Planter


wood1.jpgwood2.jpgwood3.jpg
wood4.jpgwood5.jpg
wood6.jpgwood7.jpgwood8.jpg


Pictured below at Saipan are members of the Alcoa Planter Gun Crew


wood1.jpgwood2.jpgwood3.jpg
wood4.jpgwood5.jpg
wood6.jpgwood7.jpgwood8.jpg



Click to return to Home Page