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Stone, Raymond T.



  • Existence: April 14, 1925 - March 5, 2015


Raymond T. Stone, from Cedarhurst, Long Island, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) as a radarman second class during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. While aboard Intrepid he worked in the combat information center (CIC) operating radar scopes and tracking aircraft. He also experienced kamikaze attacks. Stone began a career in advertising after his time in the Navy. He was actively involved with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the USS Intrepid Association of former crew members. Stone wrote the book My Ship! The USS Intrepid (2004) as a memoir of his World War II service.
Start Date of Military Service
August 16, 1943
Start Date of Service Aboard Intrepid
End Date of Service Aboard Intrepid
End Date of Military Service
Race/Ethnicity Caucasian

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ray Stone Diary

Identifier: A2016.60
Scope and Contents Diary; During his time on Intrepid, Ray Stone kept a diary, which he later used as the basis for his memoir, My Ship! The USS Intrepid (2004). The diary lists major dates and events aboard Intrepid during World War II, including commissioning, kamikaze attacks, ports of call, and other involvements in the Pacific Theater.

Raymond T. Stone Oral History

Identifier: OHP 007
Scope and Contents Raymond T. Stone served aboard Intrepid as a radarman second class during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Stone began his interview by recalling the moment he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then discussed his decision to join the Navy, basic training, how he became a radarman, and his first time seeing Intrepid. Stone continued by describing his work in Intrepid’s combat information center (CIC). He covered topics such as the layout of CIC, the communication of information, the daily...