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Norman Ross enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1946 and served until 1949 in the 3500th Installation Squadron. He was a heavy equipment mechanic. He did his basic training at Lubbock Air Base, Texas, and additional training at Geiger Field, Spokane, Washington. He was stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Shreveport,Louisiana. In addition to his mechanic work, he was involved in traveling with the bodies of dead soldiers to their homes for military funerals. He was born in Sabetha, Kansas, on September 28, 1928. He only had one year of high school and he was a farmer before and after the war. He used the GI Bill for farm training at Netawaka, Kansas. He and his wife also live in Alaska for 14 years but they returned to Kansas for retirement. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 27, 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: Ross, Norman J.
Date: April 27, 2007

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Item Number: 218615
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218615

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