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Richard E. Cragg
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Nokomis, Florida
Biography:

Richard Edwards (Dick) Cragg (born Chicago, 1917) graduated from Purdue in 1938 (BSEE) and enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1940. Promoted to Ensign after his training cruise in the gun-boat Wilmington, he served a year in the light cruiser Brooklyn, traversing the globe from New Zealand to Iceland. He then spent four years at the Naval Code and Signal Laboratory in Washington, DC, in Research and Development. In December, 1945, Lieutenant Commander Cragg returned to civilian life. Proud of his eleven children and step-children, and many grandchildren, Dick is retired, lives in Nokomis, Florida, and summers in Lakeside, Michigan.

Selected works by this author:
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From Hitler to Pearl Harbor
Was it piracy to sink German U-boats in peacetime? Were American ships in Tahiti for pleasure only? Eye opening answers are found in author Cragg’s adventures in the Pre-Pearl Harbor Navy. read more
by Richard E. Cragg ~ 0-7414-1644-1 ©2003
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2 .
Engineering an Enigma
Cragg’s hand-made Enigma machines deciphered German U-boat messages. Head of Naval Code and Signal Laboratory Research & Development, Cragg describes his cryptographic missions and life in wartime Washington, D.C. read more
by Richard E. Cragg ~ 0-7414-2444-4 ©2005
Price: $13.95

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