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StoryCorps in KC: Jeanie Schiefelbusch and Richard Schiefelbusch

Jeanie Schiefelbusch brought her father, Richard \"Dick\" Schiefelbusch
Jeanie Schiefelbusch brought her father, Richard \"Dick\" Schiefelbusch

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – At StoryCorps recording booths across the country, friends and loved ones interview each other about their lives. Each Tuesday during Morning Edition, we'll bring you a story from the MobileBooth in Kansas City.

Jeanie Schiefelbusch brought her father, Richard "Dick" Schiefelbusch, to talk his experiences in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Schiefelbusch was a navigator on a B-24 bomber; when his plane was hit over the Baltic Sea, he parachuted out. Schiefelbusch was rescued by a German fishing boat and spent two years as a POW.

StoryCorps MobileBooth was stationed at 63rd Street and Brookside Boulevard, September 9, 2010 to October 2, 2010. StoryCorps in Kansas City is sponsored by Mid-Continent Public Library.

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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