William Patrick Hitler (12 March 1911 – 14 July 1987) was a nephew of Adolf Hitler, born to Adolf's brother, Alois Hitler, Jr. and his first wife, Bridget Dowling, in Liverpool (Merseyside, England).

In 1933, William Patrick Hitler moved to Germany in an attempt to benefit from his uncle's rise to power. His uncle found him a job at the Reich Credit Bank in Berlin. Later, William worked at an Opel automobile factory, and later still as a car salesman. In 1938, Adolf asked William to relinquish his British citizenship in exchange for a high-ranking job. Expecting a trap, William fled Nazi Germany; back in England he wrote an article for Look magazine titled "Why I Hate my Uncle."

William left Germany in January 1939 and visited the United States with his mother on a lecture tour at the invitation of publisher William Randolph Hearst. He and his mother were stranded in the U.S. when World War II broke out. After making a special request to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, William was eventually cleared to join the U.S. Navy in 1944, and moved to New York. According to a story circulating after his enlistment, when he went to the draft office and introduced himself, the recruiting officer supposedly replied, "Glad to see you, Hitler. My name's Hess."

William Hitler served in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate; he was wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart. After discharge from the Navy in 1947, Hitler changed his surname to Stuart-Houston.

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