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Interview on experiences in World War II

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Creator: Webster, Donald

Date: July 14, 2006

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project

Unit ID: 211498

Biographical sketch: Donald Webster was drafted into the Army Air Corp in February 1943 and reported to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for processing. He reported to Edmund, Oklahoma and was sent to Miami Beach, Florida for basic training and then returned to Edmond for training as a typist and bookkeeper. Upon graduation, Webster was sent to Elgin Field, Florida and helped build a golf course for the officers there. He was assigned as a bookkeeper to Charlotte, North Carolina and moved from there to Gadsden, Alabama for two years. He was transferred to the Army Infantry and sent to Camp Gordon, Georgia and to Fort Benning, Georgia as a bookkeeper. He was discharged from the service at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in February 1945.

Summary: Webster was drafted into the Army (Air Force) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the Bookkeeper. Interviewed by Valerie Kepple on Jul 14, 2006, Webster 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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