A Soldier's Story: Private First Class James Harvey Booth

A Sailor's Story: Commander William F. Eadie

William F. Eadie was born on July 25, 1913, in Chicago, Illinois.

Enlisting in the U.S. Navy in response to World War II, he was a Kingfisher pilot who once scouted the survivors (including Captain Eddie Rickenbacker) of a B17, which had wrecked in the ocean three weeks prior.  Commander Eadie had loaded the survivors onto the plane's wings and taxied them to the nearest base.

Unfortunately, on January 8, 1945, his Kingfisher went missing.

Commander William F. Eadie is memorialized in The Courts of the Missing in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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