WWII Naval Fighter Pilot to be Honored at Pearl Harbor

William Watkinson ’45, a Bucknell University graduate and World War II veteran, is the subject of this story on NJ.com. Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II, and Mr. Watkinson will be one of several WWII veterans that will be honored at Pearl Harbor as part of the commemoration ceremony.

After entering Bucknell in the fall of 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack, and also later served in the Korean War. He earned his degree in economics from Bucknell.

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