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CDR WILLIAM C. BATES, USN
FLIGHT LOG ID: 3456


Service Date In: 04/15/1942
Service Date Out: 07/01/1969
Date of Birth: 06/21/1921
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: Univ. of Maryland/PG School
City, State: Coronado, CA

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Navy Cross

Theaters/Campaigns

WW II Pacific

Aircraft

TBF/M
AF
AD-6
F9F-6
N3N

Ship/Units/Deployments

VA-65 XO/CO
USS Hornet (CVS-12)
USS Intrepid (CVS-11)

Associations/Service Organizations

US Naval Institute
Tailhook Assn.
National Marine Historical Soc.
Navy League
Fist of Fleet Assn.

Significant Achievements

4,000 flight hours single engine. Helped sink Musashi w/torpedo October 24, 1944 and CV October 25 1944. Served with COMCARDIV7.
Based on code developed by Richards Consulting Group