Bill was first certified for scuba diving on Kwajalein in 1967 while he attended high school. He spent almost 30 years working as a groundwater hydrologist for the State of Arizona and is now retired. Over the years he has maintained a keen interested in Kwajalein and arranged to return for a visit and diving in 1989. Since then he has made 20 trips to Kwajalein, two to Chuuk and three to Palau. While at Chuuk and Palau he dove with author Dan Bailey on expeditions of discovery and photography of underwater ship and aircraft wrecks. Then he assisted Mr. Bailey with the editing of his books on wrecks at those two locales. In 2007, he acquired a side-scan sonar to help locate aircraft in the Kwajalein lagoon. Since that time he has discovered over 30 complete or partial aircraft and small craft/barges around Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. His research and analytical work was the key in locating the Hellcat wreck in 2011. That year Bill teamed up with Dan Farnham to make a concentrated search for the Kingfisher lost somewhere off North Loi Island. In the meantime he has completed a comprehensive book on the history of Kwajalein.