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Wayne Schaben enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 503rd Heavy Maintenance Tank Unit. Interviewed by Lynette Stenzel on Apr 11, 2007, Schaben talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He did his training at Camp Perry, Ohio, and was sent to Europe. He was in France June 12 or 14, 1944, near Omaha Beach. His unit was eventually in Germany. He was born in Bazine, Kansas, July 29, 1918. He graduated from Bazine High School in 1936. After the war, he returned to Bazine and resumed farming. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Frank Stull American Legion #152 (Ness City) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Schaben, Wayne
Date: April 11, 2007

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Item Number: 218232
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218232

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