A Dawn Like Thunder
Tornado Squadron EightA Dawn Like ThunderRobert J. MrazekWorld War II Navy PilotsBattle of Midway

CAP Willard Henry Dye

Veteran, Saratoga, Guadalcanal, other Pacific battles

“Curly Bill” Dye, the pilot with the most flying hours in Torpedo Eight and the lowest rank, was promoted to Lieutenant in September, 1943. His wartime assignments included service with Composite Air Squadrons 41 and 34. Promoted to Lieutenant, he retired from the navy in 1946.


entire site copyright Robert J. Mrazek 2008