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First Lieutenant H. James Bartels enlisted in the military in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Chemical Warfare Service, 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion. Interviewed by Judy Walker on Jun 29, 2006, Bartels talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Bartels was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. His parents were Adolph and Clara Heim Bartels. He attended school in Inman, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University. 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 Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Bartels, H. James
Date: 29 June 2006

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Item Number: 211298
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211298

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