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Ivan Wiggins was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1946 in the Fortieth Infantry Division, 185th Infantry Headquarters. He was trained at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. He had just gotten to Fort Meade, Maryland, when Germany surrendered. He was shipped to California and then the Philippines and Korea. He was a cook. He returned to Lawrence after leaving the military. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Sept. 11, 2007, Wiggins 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 Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Wiggins, Ivan
Date: September 11, 2007

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Item Number: 214671
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 214671

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