Oral History Interview with Richard C. Higgins, December 6, 2008

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The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Richard C Higgins. Higgins joined the Navy in December of 1939. He completed Aviation Radio School in San Diego. In 1940 he transferred to VP-43 at Naval Air Station, Sand Point, Seattle. He then served with a flight crew as Third Class Radioman in Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22) on Ford Island. In October of 1941 they traveled to their new station at Midway Island. Higgins and his crew were in Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 during the attack and he provides vivid details of what he witnessed. He … continued below

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Higgins, Richard C December 6, 2008.

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Established in 1967, the Museum honors the 8 million Americans who served in WWII in the Pacific Theater by sharing their stories with the world. Located in Fredericksburg in the restored Nimitz "Steamboat" Hotel, the Museum partners with the Texas Historical Commission to preserve the historical resources of the era.

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The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Richard C Higgins. Higgins joined the Navy in December of 1939. He completed Aviation Radio School in San Diego. In 1940 he transferred to VP-43 at Naval Air Station, Sand Point, Seattle. He then served with a flight crew as Third Class Radioman in Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22) on Ford Island. In October of 1941 they traveled to their new station at Midway Island. Higgins and his crew were in Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 during the attack and he provides vivid details of what he witnessed. He also spent time in Indonesia and was discharged in October of 1947.

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This oral history collection depicts an instrumental era in American history. In these transcripts of interviews with World War II veterans are personal experiences with the war, from the Doolittle Raid and D-Day to the Battle for Bataan.

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The Digital Archive presents digitized collections from the Center for Pacific War Studies collections at the National Museum of the Pacific War. Collections and material are continuously being added and represent only a small portion of the archives' physical holdings.

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Oral History Interview with Richard C. Higgins, December 6, 2008

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Richard C Higgins. Higgins joined the Navy in December of 1939. He completed Aviation Radio School in San Diego. In 1940 he transferred to VP-43 at Naval Air Station, Sand Point, Seattle. He then served with a flight crew as Third Class Radioman in Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22) on Ford Island. In October of 1941 they traveled to their new station at Midway Island. Higgins and his crew were in Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 during the attack and he provides vivid details of what he witnessed. He also spent time in Indonesia and was discharged in October of 1947.

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Higgins, Richard C. Oral History Interview with Richard C. Higgins, December 6, 2008, text, December 6, 2008; Fredericksburg, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1605521/: accessed May 26, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

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