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Jack Proctor was inducted into the United States Army and served until 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Aug 23, 2007, Proctor talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He enlisted in the Army but transferred to the 8th Air Force. He was trained as a gunner on 17s and B-29s, much of it in Salina, Kansas. He was eventually sent to Saipan and his plane and crew attached various military and industrial locations in Japan. He was discharged in October 1945. He was born June 6, 19922, in Atlanta, Georgia, but he grew up in Ingram, Pennsylvania. As indicated, he was sent to Kansas for his Air Force training. 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: Proctor, Jack
Date: August 23, 2007

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Item Number: 218572
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218572

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