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Ellis Hayden enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Jun 21, 2007, Hayden talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born February 4, 1924 in Ottawa, Kansas. He attended school in Ottawa through the 7th grade. His father was a baker and he worked with him after he left school. He was married to Mary on June 5, 1942. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He took machinist training but on his aircraft carrier, the USS Kailua, he became a baker. After the war, he returned to Lawrence, Kansas, and worked as a baker most of his working life. 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 Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Hayden, Ellis
Date: June 21, 2007

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Item Number: 218564
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218564

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