RANDOM FACT #12 - ADOLF HITLER'S NEPHEW SERVED IN THE US NAVY





William Patrick "Willy" Stuart-Houston (nee Hitler; 12 March 1911 – 14 July 1987) was the nephew of Adolf Hitler. Born to Adolf's half-brother, Alois Hitler, Jr., and his first wife, Bridget Dowling in Liverpool, Lancashire, William later moved to Germany and subsequently emigrated to the United States, where he enlisted and fought in World War II.

William Patrick Hitler served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Pharmacist's Mate (a designation later changed to Hospital Corpsman) until he was discharged in 1947. He had been wounded in action during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart medal.

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