Baas, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Baas, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Jack Baas, Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1920, enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. Initially, he was initially allowed to return to college to finish his senior year, but before the term ended, he was sent to Mississippi to begin training. He qualified as a Navy pilot and was given his choice of naval aircraft (other than fighters), and trained on the TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber. He did carrier training and flew patrols off the Massachusetts coast in 1944 and operated off of an escort carrier with an Atlantic convoy, and then was sent to the Pacific early in 1945. Assigned to Carrier Group 83, he flew missions over Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan, and participated in the attack on the Japanese battleship Yamato as it attempted to reach Okinawa.

Date

2011-11-22

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

BaasJ1327V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Baas, Jack, “Baas, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed November 28, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/27090.
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