MINE DEPOT -
YEARBOOK - 1952-54
Many thanks to John Grein
who loaned me the
yearbook so that I might share it with the Mine Force
CAPTAIN EDWARD K. WALKER, USN
COMMANDING OFFICER, NMD
Captain Walker was born in Portland, Maine on October 3, 1904. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, in the Class of 1925. Since that time, Captain Walker has served in the USS UTAH, FLORIDA, MAYRANT, EFFINGHAM, ELOKOMIN, and the CANISTEO, in the capacity of commanding officer for the latter four. Other sea duty included submarine duty in "R" boats and commanding officer of an "S" boat. He has served on the Staff of the Commander of Submarines U. S. Pacific Fleet and as Squadron Commander for Destroyer Squadron FOURTEEN.
Ashore, Captain Walker has attended the Submarine School, the General Line School, and the Ordnance Engineering Post Graduate School. Other shore billets included Bureau of Ordnance duty in charge of design, development and procurement of torpedo fire control systems, Naval Inspector of Ordnance at the Ford Instrument Company, Senior Navy Member of the Army-Navy Explosive Safety Board, and Ordnance Curricula Officer at the U. S. Naval Post Graduate School. Captain Walker assumed command of the U. S. Naval Mine Depot on 18 July 1952.
Burton Herbert Shupper CDR, U. S. N.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NMD - 1952-1954
Commander Burton Herbert Shupper, USN, Executive Officer, NMD, was born in New York City in 1915. In 1933 at the age of 18, he entered the U. S. Naval Academy. He graduated in June 1937 and received his commission as Ensign in the Regular Navy.
Commander Shupper has served in the following ships; USS ASTORIA, CHICAGO, FLUSSER, SOUTHARD, LONG, HAGGARD, MACDONOUGH and BELL. He commanded the MACDONOUGH and the BELL (destroyers) during World War n and was on sea duty in the Pacific during the entire war, serving in most campaigns from the Aleutians to Borneo. He participated in the Korean conflict from its outbreak until August 1951.
Commander Shupper will be detached on July 9, 1954 for duty as Executive Officer of the USS NEWPORT NEWS.
Carl Raymond Cunningham, Jr. CDR, U. S. N.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NMD - 1954-1956
Commander Cunningham was born in Atlanta , Ga. on May, 1912. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1936 with a B. S. Degree. He was commissioned Ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve June 1935 from Georgia Tech, and prior to call to active duty in January 1941 was employed in the Southeastern Office of the Reading Co. He transferred to the Regular Navy in July 1946 after nearly six years of active duty. He participated in several Pacific campaigns during World War II, including recapture of the Philippines. Commander Cunningham has served in the following ships: YMS 107, USS FIDELITY, TRIUMPH, PEREGRINE, NOBLE, TOLEDO and WALDRON.
Commander Cunningham reported to the Naval Mine Depot on May 22, 1954 for duty as Executive Officer from the USS WALDRON (DD 699), where he served as Commanding Officer.
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