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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Wilbur Green

Wilbur (Bill) Green captained a patrol boat in the Aleutians during World War II. They primarily served to rescue downed airmen, and Bill recalls with pleasure how effectively his crew - largely young men raised as fishermen - handled their vessel even in the rough conditions of the North Pacific.

 
man in a chair
Bill Green, from an interview in 2012
NPS Photo
 

 

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