Kenneth Sperry World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Kenneth Sperry World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Army.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne.

Description

Kenneth L. Sperry served in the United States Army (86th Infantry Division) from 1943 to 1946. Interviewed by Brian Grubbs on October 6, 2006, Sperry talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Sperry was born in Kansas in 1923. He graduated high school in Lawrence, Kansas in 1942, and was drafted into the Army in 1943. He went to basic training at Camp Fannin, Texas. He went to France in 1944. His division moved through Belgium into Germany. Following the war, Sperry completed a degree at the University of Kansas.

Creator

Sperry, Kenneth L.

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2006-10-06

Contributor

Grubbs, Brian
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society also have interviews associated with this project, which was funded through a grant program passed by the Kansas State Legislature in 2005. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information: https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/sperry-ken-wwii-interview
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Transcripts for this project are available through the Kansas Memory Digital Collection: https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/211758
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Sperry_Ken WWII Interview

Coverage

France
Germany
1943 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Grubbs, Brian

Interviewee

Sperry, Kenneth L.

Location

Lawrence (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:30:08

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2451 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Sperry, Kenneth L., “Kenneth Sperry World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed April 22, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1810.

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