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Ross Hansen transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0114 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0114

Content Description

This collection relates to Ross Hansen who served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Hansen details his work for the War Department during World War II and his life upon his return to the U.S.


  • Majority of material found within 1942-1946
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2005-01-18


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Ross Hansen was born on June 5, 1920 in Thornton, Iowa. He entered U.S. naval aviation training in 1942 and left the Marine Air Corps in 1946 as First Lt. Ross was an instrument flight instructor and a twin engine pilot. Ross married Rema Faye Murchison on January 8, 1944 in Kansas City, KS. They were married for 62 years and had 5 children: Pamela, Gary, Sheila, Debi and Penny. Ross worked 22 years for Farm Bureau Insurance both as an agent and agency manager. He passed away on July 1, 2014 at the age of 94. He is buried at Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa.


1 folders (1 folder)

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Custodial History

Transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.


Ross Hansen transcript
Beatrice Dain
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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