Chief Machinist's Mate William Badders, USN
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.