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Description

Oral History interview of Richard Kennedy. Interview conducted by Thorp, Alex at Winter Park, Florida.

Log

0:40 Childhood in Chicago; 2:45 Parents' Occupations; 8:00 Father's role in Railroad strikes; 10:20 Brotherhood of Steamship and locomotive baggageman; 11:10 Decision to join the Navy; 12:35 Working for Pullman sleeping car company; 13:35 Draft summons/getting deferment twice; 16:40 Entering the military/Boot Camp at Great Lakes; 17:50 Advanced Training/ EM School; 21:30 Boxing to get an extra days of liberty; 24:30 Getting assigned to a Night Fighter Squadron in Charlestown, RI; 26:15 Assigned to the Intrepid CV-11; 32:15 IFF Lights on the planes; 34:30 Being in the battle of Okinawa; 35:10 Being hit by Kamikaze; 39:35 What he did for R&R; 41:40 Being in Sipan for R&R; 45:00 Got back on Intrepid after war ended; 47:45 Friction between ships company and the air group; 48:45 Leaving the navy/ returning home; 55:50 Meeting Carmon Miranda; 1:08:00 Conclusion of Interview.

Date of Birth

1924-05-20

Place of Birth

Chicago (Ill.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Illinois

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-06-16

1946-01-05

Entrance into Service

Unknown

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Carrier, CV II Intrepid, Air group - 10

Location of Service

Pacific Ocean

Highest Rank

Aviation Electrician's Mate; AE

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Okinawa

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Was in Night Fighter Squadron "10; Serviced Night Fighter Aircraft.

Note

"1943 went to Navy Electrical School; Assigned various squadrons training locations; Went aboard intrepid 2/2/45; Ship hit by Kamikaze; Squadron left ship after 3/5/45." - The Veteran.

City of Birth

Chicago

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Thorp, Alex

Interview Date

Summer 7-6-2016

Location of Interview

Winter Park, FL.

Subjects

Kennedy, Richard Stephen; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Thorp, Alex

Length of Interview

68 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

Semester

Summer


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