RICHARDSON, Walter, LT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1914-1916, PH-0000, Pensacola Navy Yard, FL
Service Years
1911 - 1926
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1889
 
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Home Town
Princeton
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 07, 1945
 
Location of Interment
Fort Lincoln Cemetery - Brentwood, Maryland
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Military Service Number
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Last Known Activity

LT. Walter Leroy Richardson USNRF
Ship's Cook turned Photographer

Navy Visual Information Training

The Navy recognized that with the advent of flight came the need for aerial photographers. In 1918, ship's cook Walter L. Richardson, a photography enthusiast, often captured aviation activities on film at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla. The Navy decided its photographers were a valuable tool for training and documenting aircraft testing, accidents and other aviation-related activities. Before long, the Navy made Richardson its first designated photographer. The Navy began to use photography in aerial reconnaissance during World War I, and Richardson was soon commissioned and charged with organizing the first Naval School of Photography at the Naval air station in Miami. As the war came to an end, so did the school.


USS Shenandoah airship crashed in Ohio on September 3, 1925 – Officers and Crew
Listed as:
Walter Richardson (Lt. USNR, Civilian Photographer)

   
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  1914-1916, PH-0000, Pensacola Navy Yard, FL

PH-Photographer's Mate

From Month/Year
- / 1914

To Month/Year
- / 1916

Unit
Pensacola Navy Yard, FL Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class

NEC
PH-0000-Photographer's Mate

Base, Station or City
Not Specified

State/Country
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 Pensacola Navy Yard, FL Details

Pensacola Navy Yard, FL
The Navy first came to Pensacola in 1825, when arrangements were made to build a Navy Yard where Naval Air Station Pensacola stands today. By 1861, it had become one of the best equipped naval establishments in the country. After being destroyed in 1

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Parent Unit
Naval Yards

Strength
Dry Dock

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