Donald Austin Williams

Donald Austin Williams

Donald Austin Williams, the son of George John Williams and his wife, Vera Clarinda Hagerty, born 22 Nov 1920 Irwin, PA and died 13 Aug 1987 in Las Vegas, NV.

Photo taken during his active service time in the U.S. Navy during WW II (1942-1946). He served as an Aerographer's Mate First Class. He began his war service on lighter-than-air duty patrols of the North Atlantic after training at AER School, Lakehurst, NJ. His military service had him primarily as a weather observer, but he also had duty as a tail-gunner. He war service ended with his final posting on Wake Island in the Pacific. During the war he received training as a Meteorologist; which career he pursued with the U. S. Government/NOAA until around 1985 when he had to take early retirement in Las Vegas due to poor health.

Submitted by Karen Williams Souhrada, daughter


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Dad Williams..

Karen, I think ..I might know or heard it from my mom way back when I was a kid... the name of your Dad Donald Williams and he was also born in 1920.. My mom kept secrets from us kids while we were growing up with the name Williams Donald ..not to sure of his middle name was.. before I was born,My mom used to travelin the forty with friends of hers ..I remember her telling us about PA,NJ, FL, NC, and met a man by the name Donald Williams which at times she would bring his name up once in awhile.. and I for one was always a curious little girl wanted to know more about him I do have a pic of him when he was younger when mom passed away I went through her things and came across this pic of a very handsome man with the Donald Williams.... could you tell me if this is your father pic when he was younger like in his 20's Please let me know My mom name is Eleanor A. Perry she from upstate NY troy,NY Thank you!