George Winters

George Winters



George Winters was born August 9, 1918. Before and after World War II he lived in the small town of Lonaconing, Maryland. He worked at a Celanese Corporation textile plant, also before and after the war.

George enlisted in the U.S. Navy in early 1944. He attended gunnery school and was a gunners mate. He served briefly on the S.S. William Penn, and then on the S.S. William P. Mulholland. He received an honorable discharge in April 1946.

George Winters had four children, including Shirley, Ronnie, Edward and Gary. George was married to Glenna "Robertson" Winters for the last 47 years of his life.

George Winters died on April 21, 1995, at the age of 76.

Biography and photographs contributed by Gary Winters, son of George Winters, December 2007.


George Winters at boot camp, Bainbridge, Maryland (left)
George Winters at his post on the Mulholland (right)

photograph of George Winters photograph of George Winters at his post on the SS William Mulholland


The SS William Mulholland in Casablanca (photograph by George Winters)

photograph of S.S. William Mulholland in Casablanca


Mulholland's flag flying at half mast in honor of death of President Roosevelt (left)
Sunday service at sea in 1944 or 1945 on the Mulholland (right)
Both photographs by George Winters

photograph of S.S. William Mulholland with flag at half mast in honor of death of President Roosevelt photograph of Sunday service at sea in 1944 or 1945 on the Mulholland


George and Glenna Winters late in George's life

photograph of George and Glenna Winters

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