Bill Ostlund was a recently married 25 year-old when he boarded the Gudgeon (October 22, 1943) for the submarine's 10th war patrol. He was lost, "without a trace" the Navy erroneously concluded, in April, 1944 along with 78 others.
Bill on hometown fastpitch team. 3rd from left, front row
Bill at boyscout camp near Fort Dodge,
IA, Second from left back row.
Bill at scout camp, second row, two from left
Bill, #89, Butler University
Bill blocking for
punter at Butler
Bill carrying ball in Butler intramural football game
Bill far right, with brother Bob and mother Mary (3rd from l)
L to R, Bob, Mary, and Bill Ostlund
Bill at Butler, second from r,
Bill, Butler U., ROTC exercises, far r, first row
Butler. Bill far r
Butler. Bill front row far r
application to Navy
Bill and Peggy, Webster City, IA. Bill saying goodbye as he heads for assignment in Hawaii
Letter to Aunt
From Webster City's Daily Freeman Journal
Letter written from Gudgeon after 10th war patrol. P. 1
Letter written from sub, p. 2.
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