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William Robert Hill

USN (3167672). American

Born   1921
Died   2001(80)


 Legion of Merit

Roster information listed for William Robert Hill

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Edward Rutledge (AP 52)Troop transportPharmacist’s Mate Second Class12 Nov 1942U-130 (1)

Personal information

William Robert Hill served aboard USS Edward Rutledge from 18 April 1942 until she was sunk on 12 November 1942. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his efforts in saving his crewmates after the ship was torpedoed. William participated in the Normandy landings in June 1944 while serving aboard USS PC-552 on convoy escort duty.


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