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Hendley, William "Bill" Martin, 1920-2019



  • Existence: July 14, 1920 - April 28, 2019


Bill Hendley was born in Durham, NC on July 14, 1920 to John Vance and Lillie M. Hendley. CPO Hendley joined the Navy in 1937, serving through active and reserve duty for 30 years. He served on the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor; and on the USS Sway, minesweeper, in the Mediterranean during the invasion of Anzio Beach, Italy.

After retiring from the US Postal Service in Durham, Bill and his wife Ila moved to Wilmington, where he went to work as a real estate broker. He was a member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a Deacon. Bill passed away on April 28, 2019.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Hendley Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-MS-385
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a framed oversized photograph and one box containing items related to the life and military service of William Hendley, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Items include two hats, a medal, a photo album, 4 framed pictures, a VHS tape, 3 DVDs, three pins, a tie, and some papers and news articles.

Dates: circa 1989 - 2017