Saturday, August 2, 2014

Served at Pearl Harbor on USS Maryland

From the July 22, 2014, Northwest Indiana Times "Pearl Harbor survivor enlisted at age 15" by Diane Poulton.

Raymond Crane (born February 25, 1925, died July 11, 2014, age 89.  He was on the USS Maryland, moored next to the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.  He served five years in the Pacific Theater and was in seven battles.

He and a friend pulled many shipmates out of the Maryland's sickbay after the ship was hit by a kamikaze  later in the war.

He was a member pf the Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association, Chapter 2 of Indiana.

--GreGen

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