The Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
William D. Watkins
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Date of Death
September 19, 1950
Lieutenant Watkins was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve. On September 19, 1950, he was a passenger of a C-54 Skymaster transport from Kwajalein to Japan. The aircraft crashed and exploded shortly after takeoff killing all 26 Naval personnel on board.