Jopes





Bill Jopes






Presentation of information and pictures about Bill Jopes. Bill joined the United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps as a midshipman deck cadet at age 19. He is retired and lives in Tucson, Arizona and recently published a book, "A Voyage to Abadan".








Front side of Dust Cover



From Back of Dust Jacket



Bill Jopes



Doug DeKeyser



Bill Jopes



Group Picture



Group Picture



Group Picture



Elephant Ride



Merchant Marine delivers the goods



Bill Jopes was born near San Francisco in 1923. The experience of crossing the bay many times by ferryboat and seeing the tall ships and steamers moving in and out the Golden Gate created an early desire to go to sea. World War II gave him that opportunity!


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