The youngest member of the Bad Penny crew, Bill lied about his age to join the RCAF at age 17. After the war he returned home to St. Thomas, Ontario and, like most veterans, found employment, married, and started a family. He married Olive Weaver in 1949 and his daughter, Chris, was born in 1950.
Bill worked for Canadian Timken for 37 years. He was an avid golfer and even scored 4 "holes-in-one.” He played baseball for several years and managed and coached his daughter’s baseball team. This included driving around the countryside making sure everyone had a ride to the game.
Bill also loved to play pool and go to the horse races in London, Ontario and surrounding area. He really didn't have anything to do with aviation after the war and rarely spoke of it however, his Bad Penny crew (who were located in Ontario) got together at least once a year for quite a few years after returning home. Bill passed away at age 62 in 1986.