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Interview on experiences in World War II

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Creator: Wasinger, Paul

Date: September 13, 2006

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project

Unit ID: 211497

Biographical sketch: Eighteen year old Paul Wasinger was drafted and inducted into the Navy in August 1944. He was sent to Camp Ward in Fairgood, Idaho for basic training and was sent to Long Beach, California to serve as Armed Guard for Merchant Marine supply ships sent to Calcutta, India by way of Melbourne, Australia. Wasinger was off the coast of Australia when the war ended. He was returned to the States and stationed at Treasure Island in San Francisco, California as Shore Patrol for six months before being discharged from the service in June 1946.

Summary: Wasinger was drafted into the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 in the Armed Guard for Merchant Marine supply ships. Interviewed by Katie Flax on Sep 13, 2006, Wasinger 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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Title (Main title): Interview on experiences in World War II

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