Paul G. Gill

Paul George Gill, Sr. (1920-2000), a native of South Boston, Massachusetts, was the twenty-two-year-old Third Mate on the Liberty Ship SS Nathanael Greene (one of just nine merchant ships to be recognized as a Gallant Ship of World War II), which sailed to Archangel, Russia, with Convoy PQ 18 in September 1942. He enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corp at age fifteen, joined the Merchant Marine and made eight passages to European ports as a sixteen-year old, rode the rails across the United States in search of work in 1938; returned to the Merchant Marine and ascended “up the hawse pipe” to become a licensed Merchant Marine officer, participated in the biggest convoy battle of World War II, and received an MBA from Harvard in 1951

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Armageddon in the Arctic Ocean Paul Gill, Sr., Third Mate on the Liberty Ship SS Nathanael Greene during convoy PQ18

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