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Captain Eddy: The man who ‘launched a thousand EEs’: His genius in getting things done meant success in training electronics technicians for the U.S. Navy in WW II

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In early September of this year in Michigan City, Indiana, I met, for the first time, William Crawford Eddy, a man known to me previously only by reputation. Who is William Crawford Eddy? To me, and to thousands of others like roe who were trained as electronics technicians in the U.S. Navy during World War II under the Eddy programs, he will always be Captain Eddy. To thousands of others who, over a span of 33 years, eagerly awaited each year the arrival of the new Honeywell calendar with its balding, egg-headed cartoon characters, he is Bill Eddy, cartoonist. To his fellow cadets at Annapolis, he is remembered as Craw Eddy, a student with unique capabilities for combating the establishment. And to his associates over the years in the television industry, he is known as Bill Eddy, inventive genius.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 12 )