William Z. Duncan, Tough Veteran, Kind Principal

by Michael Mason


His students adored him, but few of them would ever know that their principal, William “Burma Bill” Duncan was part of an elite WWII ranger force known as Merrill’s Marauders.

In this episode of Goodbye Tulsa, we speak with Jimmy Wayne Duncan who recounts his father’s role as a war veteran and an even bigger hero to the many Tulsans who knew “Burma Bill” as a teacher and principle.