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    • Oral history interview with Muriel A. Thompson recorded 2009 Sept. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; United States. Army -- Civilian employees; Transportation, Military
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Muriel Thompson grew up in Palisades, New York with her widowed mother. After high school, she went to the University of Pennsylvania. The bombing of Pearl Harbor took place while she was at school, and she then...
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Lyons recorded on 2009 July 23.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; United Service Organizations (U.S.);New York Naval Shipyard; Missouri (Battleship : BB 63);Victory gardens;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Audrey Lyons grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and began working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. She graduated high school in 1941 and began attending Brooklyn College in September of that year. In...
    • Oral history interview with Ethel Smith recorded on 2009 May 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- New Jersey -- Interviews; Women and the military; United States. Army -- Nurses -- Interviews; Military nurses;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Ethel Smith joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 1944 while she was working at Orange Memorial Hospital. Her parents were upset that she had joined, but she felt that she wanted to explore the world, and...
    • Oral history interview with Dallas Hart recorded on 2009 May 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Women and the military; United States. Marine Corps Women's Reserve
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Dallas Hart joined the Women’s Reserve branch of the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 21. She describes the experiences she and the other women went through during basic training, and the types of things...
    • Oral history interview with Doris Ross recorded on 2009 June 2.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; United States. Army Nurse Corps; Military nursing;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Doris Ross and a friend enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps just after obtaining their nursing licenses in 1944. She went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, and did her army nursing training at the psychiatric...
    • Oral history interview with Rita M. Potter recorded 2009 Apr. 20

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Rita M. Potter enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in April of 1942. She was assigned to the paymaster’s department in Washington, D.C. after undergoing basic training in North Carolina. During the...
    • Oral history interview with George H. Slack recorded 2009 Sep. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American;
    • Interview conducted by John Ault. George Slack enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in the fall of 1943. After basic training, he went to Wheeler Field (Miss.) for pre-flight training, and then Illinois for radio school. After completion of radio...
    • Oral history interview with Caleb Penniman recorded on 2009 Jan. 15.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Aerial gunners; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Caleb Penniman enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force just after graduating high school in 1943. Since he was found to be color blind, he was unable to be a pilot, but was accepted to be part of a B-24 crew. He went...
    • Oral history interview with Harold Whittaker recorded on 2009 May 14

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; Combat;
    • Interview conducted by Heather Walsh. Howard Whittaker joined the U.S. Marines in 1942. In January of 1943 he left for basic training at Parris Island. He described the indoctrination as a Marine as difficult. He then went to advanced training...
    • Oral history interview with Edward R. Kuehn recorded 2009 Dec. 30

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army -- Officers; United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 18th.; Patton, George S. (George...
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Edward R. Kuehn began his military career in the 122nd horse cavalry of the National Guard. When he began college at UCONN, he joined the ROTC. In 1941, after graduation from college, he was ordered to report for...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph Raymond Bedard recorded 2009 Dec. 30

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; United States....
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Joseph Raymond Bedard was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. After completing basic training and additional training, he was shipped to England on the S.S. Santa Paula, a converted luxury ship. His unit...
    • Oral history interview with Eugen Wohl recorded on 2009 Jan. 21

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Nautical astronomy;
    • Interview conducted by Leslie Koons. Eugene Wohl tried to enlist in the U.S. Navy for air craft training, but was not accepted. He instead was drafted into Army Air Force in 1943. After undergoing extensive training as a navigator, he joined a...
    • Oral history interview with Donald A. Graham recorded on 2009 Apr. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Boats; Disabled American Veterans;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Donald A. Graham joined the U.S. Navy in 1944, and attended his basic training at Sampson Naval Base in New York State. He was shipped to North Africa near Algiers, and then volunteered for a specialized outfit,...
    • Oral history interview with Phillip T. Davidson recorded on 2009 Apr. 16

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Sea life; Basic training (Military education);Columbia (Cruiser)
    • Interview conducted by Sarah Lawson. Phillip Davidson joined the U.S. Navy while he was at boarding school in Massachusetts. He was only 16 years old and required his parent’s signature in order to join. He thought of the navy as a “great...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph F. Wargo recorded on 2009 May 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943;Midway, Battle of,...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Joseph F. Wargo enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May of 1940. He went to basic training in Newport, R.I. He enjoyed basic training, and then went on to Machine School to become a machinist. He was then assigned...
    • Oral history interview with Albert C. Stewart recorded on 2009 Mar. 20

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- African American troops; Armed Forces -- Officers; Sabine (Ship); World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Albert C. Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1945, after graduating from the University of Chicago. He went to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station and was one of a select group of African American...
    • Oral history interview with Ernest Rettig recorded on 2009 May 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers;
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. Ernest Rettig was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. He was sent to basic training in Camp Blanding, Fla. He was set to be a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After his regular army training, he was...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph Lickwar recorded on 2009 June 13.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Force; B-17 bomber; B-24 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Joseph Lickwar was drafted in 1943. He wanted to join the Army Air Force, and passed the necessary tests to do so. He went to Greensboro, NC for basic training which was primarily physical and then was...
    • Oral history interview with Robert Cerosky recorded on 2009 Feb. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Typhoons -- Guam
    • Interview conducted by Bill Piccolo. Robert Cerosky enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944. He was commissioned as an Ensign in 1946. He served in the South Pacific, where he was an officer on a weather station/ship. Their job was to...
    • Oral history interview with Edwin P. DesRosiers recorded 2009 Aug. 9

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945; Iwo Jima Survivors Association; United States. Marine Corps --...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Edwin DesRosiers enlisted in the U.S. Marines in November of 1942. He went to Parris Island (S.C.) for boot camp, which he described as an incredibly valuable learning experience for life in general, not just...

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