Start, Raymond (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Start, Raymond (Interview outline and video), 2015

Creator

Contributor

Moore, Deb (Interviewer)

Description

Raymond Start was born in 1927 and grew up in Galewood, Michigan. When he turned seventeen he enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois for basic training. From there he was sent to the University of Wisconsin for Radio School and after five months of that he was sent out to California to board a troopship. He was sent to the Philippines where he boarded an attack personnel destroyer in Leyte. They sailed toward Japan with underwater demolition teams, preparing for the invasion of Japan until the atomic bombs were dropped in August 1945. He was sent back to the United States where he was assigned to the aircraft carrier the USS Bougainville. He took a cruise around the Pacific collecting aircraft and officers, and then helped decommission the ship in Tacoma, Washington until July 1946 when he was discharged.

Date

2015-05-13

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_StartR1770V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Start, Raymond, “Start, Raymond (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed June 25, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41138.
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