||August 17, 1917
||USS Albacore (SS-218)
||November 7, 1944
||Near 41° 49'N x 141° 11'E, off northern
||Sunk by a mine
||William was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was also entitled to wear:
The Presidential Unit Citation with bronze star,
The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal,
The WWII Victory Medal, and
The Submarine Combat Pin.
Photo on the left courtesy of the family of LT Bower. The photo on the right was taken by Bill Bower's friend, CDR Clement E. O'Brien, while serving on the Albacore on one of his 8 war patrols on the boat. Information courtesy of
William W. Bower Jr., son.
Pre-WWII Post-WWII Sources
Bower, William Walter