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LCDR WILLIAM J. GLADWIN, USNR
FLIGHT LOG ID: 3076


Service Date In: 09/08/1941
Service Date Out: 06/21/1946
Date of Birth: 04/13/1920
Aviation Designation: PPC Naval Aviator
State/College: Univ. Minnesota

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

WWII Victory medal

Theaters/Campaigns

Guadalcanal

Aircraft

N3N
SNJ SNB
PBY-5/5A
JRF
PV-2 P2V

Ship/Units/Deployments

VP-54, 11/42-12/43
OIC Air Sea Rescue
NAS Pensacola, FL, 01/44-06/46

Associations/Service Organizations

ANA
Phi Kappa Psi
DAV
American Legion
Elks and Lions Clubs

Significant Achievements

17-28 July '43 PBY port engine on fire, forever down in water near Vella La Vella, in Japanese held territory. Evaded enemy until res- cued by PT boat 28 July '43.
Based on code developed by Richards Consulting Group