Creamer, William E, ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 131X, VT-8
Service Years
1940 - 1942
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
York

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Midway Islands
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesUSS Hornet AssociationMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1942, USS Hornet Association [Verified]
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FLNaval Reserve Forces CommandNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
USS Hornet (CV-8)VT-8
  1940-1941, Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FL
  1940-1942, Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1941-1941, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1941-1941, 131X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1941-1942, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-8)
  1941-1942, 131X, VT-8
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Pacific Air Offensive (1942-45)/Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation



 
Name of Award
Navy Cross
Year Awarded
1942
Details behind Award:
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to William E. Creamer (0-084085), Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane of Torpedo Squadron EIGHT (VT-8), embarked from the U.S.S. HORNET (CV-8), during the "Air Battle of Midway," against enemy Japanese forces on 4 June 1942. Grimly aware of the hazardous consequences of flying without fighter protection, and with insufficient fuel to return to his carrier, Ensign Creamer, resolutely, and with no thought of his own life, delivered an effective torpedo attack against violent assaults of enemy Japanese aircraft and against an almost solid barrage of antiaircraft fire. His courageous action, carried out with a gallant spirit of self-sacrifice and a conscientious devotion to the fulfillment of his mission, was a determining factor in the defeat of the enemy forces and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
 


   
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