Ray Schmidt World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Ray Schmidt World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Marine Corps.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.

Description

Raymond “Ray” Schmidt served in the United States Marine Corps from 1941 to 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on April 9, 2007, Schmidt talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Schmidt was born in Kansas on August 7, 1915. He served in the South Pacific and engaged in battle in Guadalcanal and Tarawa. Schmidt passed away on July 11, 2007.

Creator

Schmidt, Ray

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2007-04-09

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society also have interviews associated with this project, which was funded through a grant program passed by the Kansas State Legislature in 2005. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information. https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/schmidt-ray-wwii-interview-04.09.07
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Schmidt_Ray WWII Interview (04.09.07)

Coverage

Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
Tarawa Atoll (Kiribati)
1941 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Schmidt, Ray

Location

Lawrence (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:02:25

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
1340 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Schmidt, Ray, “Ray Schmidt World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 15, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1808.

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