Due to weather conditions, the Blue Angels have cancelled practice today, 4/15/14. The Blue Angels are scheduled to practice at 11:30 a.m. CST tomorrow, 4/16/14, and Thursday, 4/17/14.

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CDR W.G. "Bill" ESDERS, USN
FLIGHT LOG ID: 172


Service Date In: 10/17/1934
Service Date Out: 04/30/1960
Date of Birth: 10/11/1914
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
City, State: Warrington, FL

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Navy Cross

Theaters/Campaigns

Midway,Okin,Guadal

Aircraft

TBD-1
TBF-1
R6D
F4B-4
TG-1

Ship/Units/Deployments

VT-3, 01/01/42
VT-8
VOC-2

Associations/Service Organizations

Silver Eagles Assn
Nav Av Museum Fdn
Assn of Nav Aviation
Tailhook Assn
USSYorktown Assn&Fdn

Significant Achievements

Only surviving pilot of VT-3 who flew in Battle of Midway. Joined as Seaman Recruit, advanced/pro- moted thru enlisted ranks then thru rank of CDR. Rcvd 3 PUCs.
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