Crawford, Jr., William Henry, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1957-1958, 111X, USS Bushnell (AS-15)
Service Years
1938 - 1962
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Eugene Claude Ipox, Jr., TM1 to remember Crawford, Jr., William Henry, CDR USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Portsmouth, RI

Date of Passing
Oct 13, 2012
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationSubmarine Veterans of WW IIRhode Island Base
  1941, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page
  1962, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Rhode Island Base (Member) (Rhode Island) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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  1942-1943, 111X, USS Cincinnati (CL-6)


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USS Cincinnati (CL-6) Unit Page


111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare

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North Atlantic Ocean
 USS Cincinnati (CL-6) Details

USS Cincinnati (CL-6)
Hull number CL-6

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS A-C

Light Cruiser

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Last Updated: Oct 15, 2012
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
In March 1941, she returned to the Atlantic, and joined in the ever-expanding patrol operations in the western Atlantic. Upon the outbreak of war, she continued patrols and convoy escort assignments in the western Atlantic and Caribbean, blockading French men-of-war at Martinique, and searching for German blockade runners. With Milwaukee and Somers, Cincinnati discovered one of these, SS Annaliese Essberger, on 21 November 1942. The German crew scuttled their ship, but a boarding party reached the ship in time to discover its identity and take all 62 crew members prisoners before the blockade runner sank.

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6 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Cincinnati (CL-6)

LATHAM, John, LT, (1942-1945) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Wallace, John, CDR, (1931-1961) OFF 713X Warrant Officer
Elder, Joseph, LTJG, (1926-1947) BM BM-0000 Chief Warrant Officer 3
McMahon, John, PO1, (1940-1945) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Miller, Vernon, PO3, (1943-1947) BM BM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Hyman, Rick RD RD-0000 Seaman

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