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This is a photograph of Robert S. Raymond dressed in his British Royal Air Force uniform. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where his family owned a furniture store. After graduating from high school, he attended Kansas City Junior College for two years and later graduated from the University of Kansas in 1934. Following his graduation, he worked in the family furniture store. In the spring of 1940, he joined the American Volunteer Ambulance Corps and went to France. He drove ambulances into unoccupied France, Spain, and Portugal. Raymond joined the Royal Air Force and became a bomber pilot. Later, he was transferred to the United States Army Air Force in England and shipped back the U. S. where he learned to fly B-17s and B-24s. He was sent to several bases where he taught students to fly B-17s and B-24s. This photograph appears in Diary Of A Volunteer, 1940-1943 by Robert S. Raymond.

Creator: Raymond, Robert S
Date: 1943

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Item Number: 306030
Call Number: K B R217 v.2, opposite page 272
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 306030

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