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Robert Mellon was inducted into the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945. He did his basic training at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and was stationed in various places in the Pacific Ocean including the Gilbert Islands, Saipan, and Okinawa, Japan. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Feb 16, 2007, Mellon talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Elmira, Missouri, on January 17, 1922. He grew up in several towns in Missouri and Arkansas. He joined the Air Force after the end of World War II. 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: Mellon, Robert
Date: February 16, 2007

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Item Number: 218567
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218567

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