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Glen Korthanke was inducted into the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946. He went to boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, and aircraft mechanics school in Norman, Oklahoma. He also attended gunnery school. He was trained as a control bomber PVT in Lake City, Florida and was then sent to the Pacific theater. He was born November 15, 1923 near Robinson, Kansas, and graduated from Hiawatha High School. He was a baseball player and provided a lot of information about that as well as his family. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jul 13, 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: Korthanke, Glen
Date: July 13, 2007

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Item Number: 218606
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218606

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