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Interview on experiences in World War II

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Creator: Jones, Loretta Virginia

Date: January 10, 2007

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project

Unit ID: 211382

Biographical sketch: Born in upstate Vermont, Virginia Jones was raised in Montreal in Quebec, Canada. She enlisted in the Women Marines in April 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from basic training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, she was sent to Chicago, Illinois to train as an aircraft electrical instrument technician. From Chicago she was sent to El Toro in San Diego, California and assigned to the Air Base Group 2. She describes the barracks life there and about hearing the announcement when the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. She was discharged from the Marines in October 1945.

Summary: Jones enlisted in the Women Marines in 1944 and served until 1945 in the Air Base Group 2. Interviewed by Benjamin Henning on Jan 10, 2007, Jones 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 video copy of the interview is available through the Frank Stull American Legion #152 (Ness City) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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