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NH 57891 Chief Machinist's Mate William Badders, USN

Photo #: NH 57891  Chief Machinist's Mate William Badders, USN
Title: Chief Machinist's Mate William Badders, USN
Description: Photographed on 19 January 1940, just after being presented with the Medal of Honor for heroism during rescue and salvage operations on USS Squalus (SS-192), following her accidental sinking on 23 May 1939. He was Senior Member of the rescue chamber crew during the rescue of Squalus survivors on 24-25 May 1939 and served as a diver during the salvage effort. Among his other medals are (from left): the Navy Cross, awarded for service during the salvage of USS S-51 in 1926; the World War I Victory Medal; and a Yangtse River Patrol Service Medal. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 57891
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