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Raymond T. Stone Oral History

 Item
Identifier: OHP 007
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 tasks and importance of CIC, and specific examples of tracking and intercepting enemy planes. He also discussed his perspective of the kamikaze attacks and their aftermath. Weaved between his accounts of work and combat were narratives of life aboard ship and liberty. Stone concluded his interview by recalling a celebration of the war’s end in Boston, along with a brief description of his post-Navy career as an art director and creative director, eventually running his own small advertising agency with a few partners.

Dates

  • June 14, 2013

Creator

Extent

23 Sheets

7 Files

Creator

Author
David Dzendzel
Date
October 21, 2015

Revision Statements

  • June 13, 2014: Initially cataloged by Thomas E. Delfi in the oral history form.

Repository Details

Part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Online Archives Repository

Contact:
One Intrepid Square
W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York NY 10036-4103 United States