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Walter Irving Cread was born 18 November 1923 in Los Angeles, Calif., and enlisted in the Naval Reserve 18 August 1941. He was rated fireman third class 18 October 1941 and assigned to duty in Hornet (CV-8). As fireman second class, Cread was killed in action 12 December 1942 while attached to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 2.
|303k||Newspaper photo of Cread (DE-227) and Crosley (DE-226) ready for launching at Philadelphia Navy Yard the day before their scheduled launching on 12 February 1944.||Scott Bergmann|
|202k||Newspaper photo of Mrs. Hilda Bergmann, Walter Cread's aunt, christening Cread (DE-227), 12 February 1944 at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.||Scott Bergmann|
|264k||Philadelphia, PA (12 Feb 1944) Sponsors of the double launching of two Navy Destroyer-Escorts at the Philadelphia Nay Yard were Mrs.
Hilda Bergmann (Left), of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who christened the USS Cread (DE-227) in honor of her nephew Walter Irvin Cread, F2/C who was killed in action and
Mrs. Walter Selwyn Crosley, of Alexander, Virginia, widow of Rear Admiral Walter Crosley, who christened the USS Crosley (DE-226)
. Captain W.L. Beck,
Assistant Commander of the Fourth Naval District (Right) was the main speaker at the ceremonies.
Photo courtesy of the Acme News pictures.
|113k||USS Cread (APD-88) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Capt Jerry Mason, USN|
|01||CDR. Cherry, Parker Emanuel, USNR||29 July 1945 - 23 November 1945|
|02||LCDR. Tuttle, John Edmund, LCDR||23 November 1945 - 15 December 1945|
|03||LTjg. Ware, David Andrew, USNR||15 December 1945 - 15 March 1946|
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