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Alice Sudlow Ash video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Alice Sudlow Ash video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Ash, Alice Sudlow
Date: November 3, 2007
Alice Sudlow enlisted in the WAVE: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (U.S. Navy) in 1943 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Nov 3, 2007, Ash talked about military experiences in the Second World War. She was sent to Bronx, New York, for basic training and then to Oklahoma to attend aviation mechanic school. She served the rest of her enlistment in Jacksonville, Florida, repairing airplane engines. She was born in Holton in 1924 and graduated from Holton High School in 1942. After she married Don Ash, she lived in Circleville, Kansas. 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.


Aloysius Winklebauer and Cyril Winklebauer video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Aloysius Winklebauer and Cyril Winklebauer video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Winklebauer, Aloysius
Date: April 21, 2007
Aloysius Winklebauer was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1942 and served until 1946 in the 95th Infantry, 97th Infantry, 386th Regiment Headquarters Co. He was stationed in both Europe and the Pacific. He was born January 22, 1921, and grew up in Horton. Before and after the war he worked in Construction. The transcript also contains an interview with Aloysius's brother Cyril. He was stationed in Brazil but it is not clear in what branch of the military he served. They were interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 21, 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.


C. M. (Bud) Geis video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

C. M. (Bud) Geis video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Geis, C. M. (Bud)
Date: November 10, 2007
C.M. (Bud) Geis was inducted into the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 4th Infantry Division, 480th Tire Repair. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Nov 10, 2007, Geis talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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.


Carroll Loyd video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Carroll Loyd video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Loyd, Carroll
Date: October 2, 2007
Carroll Loyd was inducted into the United States Army in 1945 and served until 1946 in Army Counterintelligence. He did basic training at Camp Roberts, California. Most of his training for counterintelligence was at Camp Halabird, Maryland. He studied Japanese and the Japanese culture. He was sent to Tokyo after the war had ended. He was born on a farm near Hiawatha on June 17, 1921. He graduated from Powhattan Rural High School in 1939. He had numerous farm deferments before he was drafted. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Oct 2, 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.


Charles Gibson video Interview on experiences in World War II

Charles Gibson video Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Gibson, Charles William
Private First Class [PFC] Gibson was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1945 in the 99th Infantry Division, 1st Army, 12th Army Group. He was trained to use a 30 caliber water cooled machine gun, with a crew of two ammunition bearers. He was involved in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. He was injured but he described how a doctor in the unit treated him so his leg would not need to be amputated. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. Gibson was born north of Sparks, Kansas on April 1, 1925. He graduated from Sparks High School and worked for farmers until he was drafted. After the war, he returned to Sparks. He worked in construction for a time, helping build a highway between Sparks and White Cloud. He went into law enforcement and served as a deputy sheriff, and under sheriff, and as chief of police in Highland. 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.


Charles Parker video interview on experiences in World War II

Charles Parker video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Parker, Charles William
Charles Parker enlisted in the Army (Air Corps) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the 453rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He did his basic training at Gibson Field, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He became a bombardier navigator and he describes all the specialized training he had to take for the job. He was sent to England in the fall of 1944 as part of a B-24 crew. He was involved in over 20 missions with targets of factories, railroad yards, and troop concentrations in Germany. He was born in Highland, Kansas, on August 31, 1923. He graduated from Highland High School and attended Highland Community College before he enlisted. After the war he returned to Highland and served as the postmaster there for 33 years. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. 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.


Charles Scheidegger video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Charles Scheidegger video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Scheidegger, Charles E.
Date: November 9, 2007
Charles Scheidegger was inducted into the Army (Artillery) on August 15, 1941 and served until October 31, 1945 with Field Artillery. He was stationed at Virginia Beach, Virginia; Camp Chaffee, Arkansas; and mechanics school at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Scheidegger was sent overseas, landing in LeHarve, France, and going on to Germany. He did maintenance for a field artillery group. He was born in Dawson, Nebraska, December 7, 1916, and his family mover to a farm near Holton, Kansas in 1924. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Nov 9, 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.


Clayton Herr video interview on experiences in World War II

Clayton Herr video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Herr, Clayton Christopher
Clayton Herr enlisted in the Navy on June 12, 1942, and served until November 13, 1945, aboard the U. S. S. SANTEE, a converted escort carrier (CVE-29). He was trained to be an airplane mechanic and worked on planes on the ship. The ship was part of a convoy to Africa and later Scotland. It also spent time off the coast of South America, with the plane looking for German submarines. The SANTEE went through the Panama Canal and became part of the battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship was damaged during this battle. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. He was born in Craig, Missouri, on May 11, 1921 and the family moved to a farm near Oregon, Missouri, when he was young. After the war he used the G. I. Bill of Rights to attend agricultural agent school in Kansas City. However, he did not farm and moved to Wathena, Kansas in 1947. He worked in a packing house for a number of years. 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.


Cyril Winklebauer video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Cyril Winklebauer video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Winklebauer, Cyril
Date: 1 January 2007
Sergeant Cyril Winklebauer was drafted into the Army (Air Force) in April 1943 and served until February 1946. He did his basic training in Miami Beach, Florida, and cook's training at Camp Lee, Virgina. He worked as a cook at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, for seventeen months. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan 1, 2007. He was born October 30, 1922, in Horton, Kansas. He graduated from Horton High School in 1941. He met his wife-to-be at a USO in Dallas. 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.


Dale Campbell video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Dale Campbell video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Campbell, Dale
Date: April 27, 2007
Dale Campbell was inducted into the United States Army in 1944 and served until 1946 in the 473rd Infantry Regiment and later the 88th Division. He trained at Camp Blanding, Florida, and was sent to Italy. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 27, 2007, Campbell talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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.


Dale Starr video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Dale Starr video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Starr, Dale
Date: Date Unknown
Dale Starr was drafted into the Army (Air Force) in October 1942 and served until 1946 in the 9th Engine Overhaul Squadron. He was trained at the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City, Missouri, as an aircraft engine mechanic. He was then sent to Lackland and Stinson Air Force Bases in Texas. He was sent to Calcutta, India to work in a large air depot and supervised a number of Indian employees. He described his working and living experiences. He married his high school girlfriend during the war and she was with him part of the time he was in Texas. He returned to Soldier Kansas after the war and farmed. He used the G. I. Bill for some mechanical training at Soldier and for a loan to purchase 80 acres of land. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. 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.


Don Koeliker video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Don Koeliker video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Koelliker, Don
Date: April 16, 2007
Don Koelliker was drafted into the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 on the USS Clinton APA 144. This was an amphibious vessel that transported vehicles, boats, and troops around the Pacific. Koelliker was near the USS Missouri when Japan surrendered. He was born May 8, 1924 in Doniphan County. He grew up on a farm in Brown County and he was a farmer as an adult. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 16, 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.


Dorothy Williams Rogers video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Dorothy Williams Rogers video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Rogers, Dorothy
Date: October 15, 2007
Dorothy Williams Rogers enlisted in the Women Marines in 1944 and served until 1946. After training at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, she was stationed in Washington, D. C. for the rest of her military service. She worked in an office that dealt with building plans. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, on March 13, 1924, but her family moved to Holton when she was a child. She graduated from Holton High School in 1942. Her parents separated when she was a child and her mother's family was from Holton. Her husband was in the Navy during WWII and his interview is item 218614. She was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Oct 15, 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.


Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II

Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Derrick, Doyle Earl
Date: 1 February 2008
Technical Sergeant Derrick enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939 and served until 1943. He was 29 years old when he enlisted. After basic training, he served as an instructor in Norman, Oklahoma and was then assigned to a bomber squadron in the Pacific as a technical sergeant. The were involved in the fighting at Guadacanal and the Philippines. He used the G. I. Bill for farming training at Highland Community College. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb 1, 2008. Derrick was born in Rogersville, Tennessee, on January 29, 1910. His family moved to Kansas when he was 7 or 8 years old. His father had a brother in Kansas who encouraged them to move here to go into farming. Derrick graduated from Highland High School and completed 2 years at Emporia State Teachers College. After two year of college, Derrick and a friend Vern Frisky "hoboed" for a year, ending up on the West Coast. He spent most of the 1930s in Alaska working on an oil pipeline. At some point after the war, he returned to Alaska. He was living in Wathena, Kansas at the time of this interview. 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 audio copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Emil Campbell audio interview on experiences in World War II

Emil Campbell audio interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Campbell, Emil
Private First Class [PFC] Campbell was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Company B, 324th Regiment, 82nd Infantry Division, 9th Army. He was in an anti aircraft group that trained at Camp Wallace near Galveston, Texas. He ultimately served in Europe. He describes what they saw on Omaha Beach about a month after the invasions, the Siegfried Line, Berlin, and other places in Europe. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. He was born on the Iowa Reservation in Brown County, Kansas, on September 9, 1923. He said that he only finished 10th grade but that he also attended Haskell Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University) in Lawrence, Kansas, for 2 years. After the war, he used the G. I. Bill for training to become a furniture finisher and upholsterer. He indicated that furniture refinishing was his occupation but at another point in the interview he said he worked in a packing house in Omaha, Nebraska. He also used the G. I. Bill for a home loan. 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 audio copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Emmett Fryman video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Emmett Fryman video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Fryman, Emmett
Date: April 27, 2007
Emmett Fryman was inducted into the United States Army April 25, 1945, and served until May 16, 1946, in the APO 343, 8th U. S. Army. He trained a number of places and was then stationed in Yokohama, Japan, arriving there in September 1945. He was with the army of occupation. He worked in the Army Post Office (APO) while he was in the Army. He was born in Horton, Kansas, on April 23, 1914. He graduated from a Catholic high school. He started working for the United State Post Office in Horton in 1933. At the time he was drafted, he was married and had two children. He returned to the Horton Post Office when he got out of the military and worked there the rest of his career. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 27, 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.


Evan Peterson video interview on experiences in World War II

Evan Peterson video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Peterson, Dr. Evan Adolph
Date: 1 January 2007
Dr. Evan Adolph Peterson enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) 432. He was stationed in New Guinea, Leyte Bay, and the Philippines. He describes details of his service in the Pacific. He joined the Kansas Air National Guard in 1963. He used the G. I. Bill to attend medical school and he practiced his whole career in Wathena, Kansas. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 25, 1924. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan 1, 2007. 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.


Evelyn Ramirez video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Evelyn Ramirez video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Ramirez, Evelyn
Date: February 8, 2007
Evelyn Ramirez enlisted in the WAVE: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (U.S. Navy) in March 1944 and served until September 1945. She was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Base and then the Fleet Hometown News Center in downtown Chicago. She was born January 1, 1923, in St. John, North Dakota. She is a Turtle Mountain Chippewa. She completed the two year commercial course at Haskell University, Lawrence, Kansas. Before and after the war, she worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Horton, Kansas. Her husband Greg Ramirez was also interviewed as part of this project (Kansas Memory item 218612). She was interviewed by Debra Dee White Eyes on Feb 8, 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.


Everett Shelton video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Everett Shelton video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Shelton, Everett
Date: 1 January 2007
Corporal/Specialist Everett Edward Shelton was drafted into the Army in 1942 and served until October 1945 in the 592nd Amphibious Engineers-- Boat & Shore Regiment (EBSR). They built bridges and docks. He was assigned to the motor pool. He did his basic training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served in Australia and New Guinea. Eleanor Roosevelt visited the troops while Shelton was in New Guinea. Shelton was born October 4, 1912 in the country at the Burr Oaks Bottoms Baptist Church, Doniphan County. He did not graduate from high school and was working for Swift meat packing when he was drafted. He worked for Swift after the war, also. He lived in the areas of Troy and Wathena. He was interviewed by Peggy Stanton on Jan 1, 2007. 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.


Frederick Walter video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Frederick Walter video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Walter, Frederick
Date: 1 January 2007
First Sergeant Frederick Walter was drafted into the Army (Infantry) and served in the 7th Division, 32nd Regiment, Company C. He was sent to the Pacific, where he fought in Leyte, Philippines and in Okinawa. He was wounded in battle. He was on Okinawa, guarding a fighter aircraft landing strip, when the atomic bombs were dropped on mainland Japan. He described watching offshore ships firing tracer shells in celebration the night of the Hiroshima bombing. He was part of the occupation forces stationed in Korea after the war ended. Walter received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star (for helping save his outfit on Okinawa when they were pinned down by enemy machine gun fire), and medals for the Asiatic-Pacific campaign, World War II, and the Army of Occupation in Japan. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan 1, 2007. He was born on February 3, 1924, in St. Joseph, Missouri. At some point, his family moved to near Blair, Kansas, where they farmed. After the war, he returned to farming. He attended a G. I. Farm Program in Wathena. 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.


George Rush video interview on experiences in World War II

George Rush video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Rush, George
Date: 31 January 2007
George Rush enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1945. He was a motor machinist 1st class working in the engine room of Landing Craft Infantry 345 (LCI). The LCI could carry 200 troops and they would land them on various islands in the Pacific. They were armed with rockets to clear enemy troops from fox holes on the beaches. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan 31, 2007. He was born October 18, 1919, near Severance, Kansas. He graduated from Highland High School. After the war, he became a farmer. He corresponded with his future wife during his military service and they married when he returned home. He used the G. I. Bill for manual training at Highland Community College. 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.


George Whitewater video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

George Whitewater video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Whitewater, George
Date: February 22, 2007
George Whitewater enlisted in the United States Army in 1939 and served until 1945 in the 114th Cavalry, Troop 5; and later in the 127th Field Artillery, Battery E. 35th Div. He became a paratrooper (503rd Parachute) and served in the South Pacific. He was born on the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas on December 13, 1919. He is 100% Native American (Kickapoo). He worked at Tinker Aif Force Base in Oklahoma for 30 years before returning to Horton, Kansas, to live. He was interviewed by Debra Dee White Eye on Feb 22, 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.


George Woodruff video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

George Woodruff video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Woodruff, George
Date: 11 July 2007
George Woodruff was drafted into the Army Infantry in November 1942 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and sent to Camp Maxey, Texas, for basic training. He was subsequently assigned to the 102nd Infantry Division and sent to Camp Swift, Texas, and Camp Dix, New Jersey, for advanced training. He described being present during the June 10, 1943, race riot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In September 1944, Woodruff and fellow 102nd Infantry troops were shipped directly to Cherbourg, France and then taken by train to Germany and into combat. He described life in the field during prolonged combat, being shocked by the concentration camps, and of being in Germany as the war wound down in 1945. He describes standing guard duty for 4,000 German prisoners-of-war before Germany surrendered. Woodruff returned to New York in late December 1946 and was discharged from the Army at the beginning of January 1946. He was awarded two bronze stars for his service. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jul 11, 2007. He was born in Winner, South Dakota, on September 2, 1920. He moved to White Cloud, Kansas, when he was 16 years old and graduated from White Cloud High School. He became a farmer after the war. 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.


Glen Campbell video interview on experiences in World War II

Glen Campbell video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Campbell, Glen
Private Campbell enlisted in the Army (Infantry) in 1941 and served until 1943 in the Co. B, 134th Infantry Division, 35th Division; Special Services. He worked in a movie theater in Mineal Wells, Texas. He used the G. I. Bill for a home loan. He had joined the National Guard with friends before he enlisted in the Army. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. He was born on the Iowa reservation near White Cloud, Kansas, on September 1, 1919. He attended school in Seattle, Washington; Genoa, Nebraska; and Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas. He did not graduate from Haskell. He worked with a carnival for a number of years before the war running a concession stand. In 1937, he worked in a Civilian Conservation Camp in Montana. After the war, he worked for General Motors in Kansas City for 27 years. 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.


Glen Korthanke video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Glen Korthanke video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Korthanke, Glen
Date: July 13, 2007
Glen Korthanke was inducted into the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946. He went to boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, and aircraft mechanics school in Norman, Oklahoma. He also attended gunnery school. He was trained as a control bomber PVT in Lake City, Florida and was then sent to the Pacific theater. He was born November 15, 1923 near Robinson, Kansas, and graduated from Hiawatha High School. He was a baseball player and provided a lot of information about that as well as his family. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jul 13, 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.


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