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William Joslin enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served until 1947 on the USS Magoffin. He served on the USS Magoffin. It was an "attack transport" taking tanks across the Pacific. After the ship was unloaded and the fighting stafted, it bacame a hospital ship. Joslin was a helmsman. He was born on a Brown County farm on April 8, 1927. He quit Hiawatha High School to enlist. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 14, 2007. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Joslin, William Edward
Date: April 14, 2007

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Item Number: 218603
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218603

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