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Item Number
OH0322
Record Number
140010
Title
Interview with Raymond Merritt
Interview Date
Undated
Collection
Raymond Merritt Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
Length currently unknown
Description
(USAF) Raymond J. Merritt, originally from Portland, Oregon served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1947 until 1950 and in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 until 1979. Ray went to Asia in 1964 assigned to the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan. From Okinawa, he rotated in and out of Korat AB, Thailand, from where he flew missions over North Vietnam between February and September 1965. Ray's F-105 was shot down over North Vietnam on 16 September 1965. He was captured and imprisoned in and around Hanoi, North Vietnam, until his release in February 1973. He retired as a Colonel from the USAF in 1979. Interview conducted by Richard B. Verrone, Ph.D.
Citation
Interview with Raymond Merritt,  Undated, Raymond Merritt Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 18 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0322>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0322, Raymond Merritt Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Aug 2003[Updated: 25 Jul 2007]