Lieut. Robert Pershing Williams is a tall, lithe young man complete with a crew haircut. Out of Pierre, S.Dak. and the University of Washington, at 25 he is a veteran of naval flying. In the battle of the Coral Sea, flying from the ill-starred Lexington against a Jap carrier, he won the Navy Cross for "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty." Last week the Navy credited him with a remarkable record in another ocean against another foe: Germany's U-boats.

Williams, now flying a Grumman Avenger torpedo plane from an escort carrier in the Atlantic, was credited with the destruction of...

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