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Richard Moore enlisted in the Navy in 1944. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Sep 6, 2007, Moore talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Moore was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 13, 1923, and grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri. He earned an electrical engineering degree from Washington University, St. Louis. He worked for RCA in Camden New Jersey before joining the Navy. After attending Officer Indoctrination School at Fort Skyler, New York, he was sent San Diego, California. He was headed to the Pacific theater about the time the war ended. He served aboard a seaplane tender that was in various places in Japan. He was an aviation electronics officer. It is not clear when he became a resident of Lawrence, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Moore, Richard
Date: September 6, 2007

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Item Number: 218231
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218231

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