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
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.
Pictured below are the two signalmen (left and right) and the radioman (center) on the SS Alcoa Planter
Pictured below at Saipan are members of the Alcoa Planter Gun Crew
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