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Kathleen B. Williams
Cogswell Polytechnical College
I am presently writing an account of my father's experiences in the US Marine Corps before and during World War II, particularly focusing on his participation in the invasion of Saipan in June 1944. I am also interested in officer education in the US Marine Corps prior to and during WWII.
In addition, I am continuing my research into the scientific development and operational use of airborne acoustic torpedoes by the US Navy and the British Royal Navy in WWII.
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Maritime
BA, History, Wellesly College,1966; MA, History, Columbia University,1968; PhD., Military History, City University of New York, 1992.
Books: Secret Weapon: US High-Frequency Direction Finding in the Battle of the Atlantic, Naval Institute Press, 1996; Improbable Warriors: Women Scientists and the US Navy in World War II, Naval Institute Press, 2001; Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea, Naval Institute Press, 2004.
Conference papers and published articles on aspects of the development of US naval technology in World War II.
Presently teaching a new course: "World War II in History, Memory and Film."