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Norris Loyd enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served until 1945. He enlisted right after high school and did his basic training at Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was part of a pilot training detachment (PTD) at Goodfellow Field, Texas. At this time, pilots were in the Army Air Corps, as the Air Force did not yet exist as a separate military branch. He received pilot training at Gainsville, Florida, but, becuase there was a surplus of pilots, he also did flight engineer training. He was never sent overseas. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on July 18, 2007. He used the G. I. Bill for a farm training program through Highland Community College and farmed near White Cloud, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Loyd, Norris N.
Date: 18 July 2007

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Item Number: 212213
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212213

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