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Bill Castner

Full name: Lawrence Varsi "Bill" Castner
Gender: Male
Born: May 1, 1902 in San Francisco, California, United States
Died: December 7, 1949 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Bill Castner was a career military officer, who was in Army intelligence. In World War II he had the innovative idea to use native Alaskans, including Aleuts and Eskimos, to spy on and harass the Japanese who had taken the Alaskan islands of Attu and Kiska. The official name of the group was the 1st Alaskan Combat Intelligence Platoon, but they were known as the Alaskan Scouts, or more commonly, as Castner’s Cutthroats. The group was instrumental in scouting out locations for the US to invade and re-take the islands. As there was no suitable area for a landing strip, the Cutthroats damned a lagoon, and drained it, to use the lake bottom for plane landings.

Castner retired from the military as a colonel at the end of World War II. He remained in Alaska, spending one year as a vice-president of the nascent Alaska Airlines. He also founded a cold storage and wholesaling business in Anchorage. A street in Anchorage was named in his honor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 9 p2 r2/3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 4 p1 r2/4

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 9 1924-07-16 1 7 13 31
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-18 Ducret (FRA) 4, Castner (USA) 3 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-18 Bertinetti (ITA) 4, Castner (USA) 0 0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-18 Schenker (HUN) 4, Castner (USA) 0 0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-18 de Jong (NED) 4, Castner (USA) 2 2
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-18 Sola (ARG) 4, Castner (USA) 2 2
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-18 Dalglish (GBR) 4, Castner (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-18 Mendy (URU) 4, Castner (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-18 Castner (USA) 4, Berck (BEL) 3 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 3 1924-07-16 3 2 16 16
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 2 1924-07-16 Berck (BEL) 4, Castner (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1924-07-16 Castner (USA) 4, Bertinetti (ITA) 3 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1924-07-16 Castner (USA) 4, van Dulm (NED) 3 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1924-07-16 Castner (USA) 4, de Murrieta (ESP) 2 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 2 1924-07-16 Fernández (CHI) 4, Castner (USA) 3 3

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 4 1924-07-13 0 2 6 26
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 ITA 12, USA 4 4 0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Sarrocchi (ITA) 4, Castner (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Balzarini (ITA) 4, Castner (USA) 3 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Bertinetti (ITA) 4, Castner (USA) 0 0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Moricca (ITA) 4, Castner (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 2 1 27 21
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 NED 10, USA 6 6 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 de Jong (NED) 4, Castner (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 Scherpenhuijzen (NED) 4, Castner (USA) 3 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-12 Castner (USA) 4, van der Wiel (NED) 3 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 Doorman (NED) 4, Castner (USA) 2 2
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-12 USA 9, URU 7 9 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 Belo (URU) 4, Castner (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-12 Castner (USA) 4, Rolando (URU) 3 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-12 Castner (USA) 4, Mendy (URU) 3 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-12 Castner (USA) 4, Mendy (URU) 3 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-12 USA 12, POL 4 12 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-12 Castner (USA) 4, Ader (POL) 3 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 Papée (POL) 4, Castner (USA) 3 3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 Zabielski (POL) 4, Castner (USA) 2 2
1924 Summer 22 Paris Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-12 Winkler (POL) 4, Castner (USA) 2 2
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