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Sidney Hargis enlisted in the Army (Air Corps) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 8th Air Force. He was trained in several places and graduated as a pilot in Waco, Texas, in June of 1944. In October 1944, he became a member of a B17 crew and was stationed in England. They flew numerous missions over European countries under German control. He was born July 5, 1924, in Fairbury, Nebraska, but spent most of his life before and after the war in Highland, Kansas. He used the GI Bill to attend Kansas State University but began farming before he graduated. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr. 1, 2007. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Hargis, Sidney C.
Date: April 1, 2007

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Item Number: 218601
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218601

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