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Interview on experiences in World War II

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Creator: Hartnett, Arnold L.

Date: November 29, 2005

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project

Unit ID: 211364

Biographical sketch: Arnold Harnett was drafted and went to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for physical and induction soon after high school. From there, he went to Camp McCall, North Carolina for basic training in the Airborne Infantry. He was trained in glider and paratrooper operations. He shipped out of Boston, Massachusetts for England in 1944. On the front lines in the Battle of the Bulge, his company suffered great casualties. He describes the battle. The severe winter caused his feet to freeze and he spent some time in hospitals in Paris and England. He returned to his unit in Germany. Harnett was aboard ship en route back to New York when Japan surrendered and was discharged from the service in Fort Riley, Kansas a few months later.

Summary: Hartnett entered the Army (Infantry) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the Airborne Infantry, 3rd Battalion; 94th Regiment. Interviewed by Joyce Suellentrop on Nov 29, 2005, Hartnett talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Gray County Veterans Memorial & Archives and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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Title (Main title): Interview on experiences in World War II

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