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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Williams

Birthplace: Syracuse, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Russell

Date of Birth: 27 June 1911

Date of Death: 19 August 1993

Rank or Rate: Captain

Years Served:
Robert Russell Williams

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Robert Russell Williams
Captain, U.S. Navy

Robert Russell Williams was born on 27 June 1911 in Syracuse, NY.

During World War II, Williams was commander of the submarine USS Finback. On receiving a message of a downed aircraft, he ordered the USS Finback to the scene where future U.S. President George H. W. Bush was rescued after the Japanese shot down his Avenger torpedo plane on 2 September 1944. 

Death and Burial

Captain Robert Russell Williams died on 19 August 1993 in Bethesda, MD. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 3230   Created by: MHOH




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