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Lieutenant (jr. grade) Quentin Herring enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Navy Air Corps - 196th Patrol Squadron. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Mar 24, 2007. Herring talked about his training in the Navy Air Corps where he learned to fly. You needed to have at least two years of College to become a pilot and had had attended Highland Community College for 2 years after high school. The type of plane he flew was a B24 (the Navy called them PD4Y1's). He primarily flew missions over the Atlantic. He had been sent to California to fight in the Pacific when the atomic bombs were dropped. He was born July 17, 1922 in Sparks, Kansas, and graduated from Sparks High School. After the war, he was a farmer and livestock trader. 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.

Creator: Herring, Quentin
Date: 24 March 2007

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Item Number: 212208
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212208

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