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Document Details


Title: Raymond Merritt
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
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 North Vietnam, in and around Hanoi, until his release in February 1973. He retired as a Colonel from the USAF in 1979. OH0322 - part of the Raymond Merritt Collection
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Merritt, Raymond
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025379-27225