USS West Virginia
William Fredericksen, Boatswain's Mate 2/c, born Feb. 21, 1922,
Chicago, IL. He joined the USN Aug. 18, 1940, and went from Great Lakes
Training Center to San Diego destroyer for EFT to Pearl Harbor. Went
aboard Yorktown (CV-5) to the Atlantic for convoy duty to England. When
war broke out, went to the Pacific for duty where the Yorktown was sunk
in the Battle of Midway.
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