Rippen, Alvin (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Title

Rippen, Alvin (Interview outline and video), 2014

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Description

Alvin Rippen was born in 1917 in Franklin County, Nebraska. He finished high school in 1935, went to college and graduate school and took a job in the dairy industry in Chicago. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and qualified for pilot training. He was assigned to the USS Lexington in 1944 and went to the Marianas, where he witnessed "The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" air battle and then participated in attacks on Guam and Saipan. He then spent time as a dive bomber instructor, and then learned to fly the Hellcat fighter and served on the USS Shangri-La and on Saipan before being discharged late in 1945.

Date

2014-07-01

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_RippenA1655V

Format

video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Rippen, Alvin, “Rippen, Alvin (Interview outline and video), 2014,” Digital Collections, accessed June 26, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41086.
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