U.S. Marine Corps 1943–1948

 

Raymond Ellis joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 “because his buddy did.” He was trained in aviation mechanics and sent to the Pacific, and became a plane captain in charge of his commander’s Hellcat. He remembers seeing some of the action over Okinawa.

This interview was recorded at the Willows in Westborough.

 

Ramond Ellis and the medals he earned while in service.

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