William W. Platt

William Platt was born in Weehawken, NJ on 7/19/1923 to Frances and James Platt. He had a brother, James. The family later moved to Teaneck, NJ.  

William attended Teaneck High School and graduated in 1940. He was described in his Yearbook as being witty and quiet. His ambition was to become an engineer. He was a member of the Kamera Club, Math Club and Active Atoms Club. Subsequent to his graduation from Teaneck High School, William attended Paterson State Teacher’s College where he participated in basketball and baseball.

William was selected as a candidate for Naval Aviation Cadet Training. In addition, he completed primary flying training and advanced flying training which qualified him as a Naval aviator. On 2/18/44 he was appointed to Second Lieutenant and was assigned to active duty in the United States Marines.

This brave Marine Officer, who died while serving his country on 4/21/44, lies buried in Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, NJ.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. January 9, 1943
  2. July 15, 1943
  3. November 30 1944

High School Yearbook

  1. 1939 Yearbook, Page 103
  2. 1940 Yearbook, Page 45
  3. 1940 Yearbook, Page 75
  4. 1940 Yearbook, Page 76
  5. 1940 Yearbook, Page 120

Te-Hi News (Teaneck High School Newspaper)

  1. June 1 1944

Ancestry.com

  1. 1930 United States Federal Census
  2. 1940 United States Federal Census for William W. Platt
  3. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1953

Find A Grave Website

  1. Lieut. William Warren Platt