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Dale Starr was drafted into the Army (Air Force) in October 1942 and served until 1946 in the 9th Engine Overhaul Squadron. He was trained at the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City, Missouri, as an aircraft engine mechanic. He was then sent to Lackland and Stinson Air Force Bases in Texas. He was sent to Calcutta, India to work in a large air depot and supervised a number of Indian employees. He described his working and living experiences. He married his high school girlfriend during the war and she was with him part of the time he was in Texas. He returned to Soldier Kansas after the war and farmed. He used the G. I. Bill for some mechanical training at Soldier and for a loan to purchase 80 acres of land. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. 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: Starr, Dale
Date: Date Unknown

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Item Number: 218618
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218618

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