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    • 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 Steven J. Cavallari recorded on 2005 Apr. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; Military -- Leaves and furloughs; War brides -- Australia; Charms
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. Cavallari was born in Italy near Lake Garda and moved to the United States at age 17, arriving on Thanksgiving Day, 1935. He was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in early 1942. On the day he travelled to...
    • Oral history interview with Francis J. Vail conducted on 2004 Sept. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Airplanes -- American; Bombardier (Motion picture); United States. Air Force -- Aviation mechanics
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Francis "Jim" Vail enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in September of 1942. He was living in Stafford Springs, CT at the time, and applied to be a pilot. Although, he failed the eye test, he wanted to remain...
    • Oral history interview with Franklin E. Johnson recorded 2007 Apr. 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; Queen Mary (Steamship); Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Pneumonia; Operation Neptune
    • Interview conducted by Shawn Ingraham. Frank Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Army just after his graduation from high school in 1942. Pearl Harbor had been bombed during his senior year of high school, and it was very important to him to become a...
    • Oral history interview with Mary Doyle Keefe recorded on 29 Feb. 2008

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- 20th century; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Signs and symbols -- United States; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978....
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Mary Doyle Keefe posed for Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter” painting at the age of 20. She grew up in Arlington, VT, where she worked with her mother at the telephone company. The Rockwell family...
    • 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 Gladys C. Donovan recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Women and the military; United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; Military discharge;
    • Interview conducted by Brett Bloom. Gladys Donovan was living in East Hartford, CT when she decided to enlist in the United States Army. She wanted to do her part to help the war effort. She was sent to basic training in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, and...
    • 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 Albert A. D'Amico recorded 2006 Nov. 27

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Albert D’Amico was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943, but because he was too thin, they would not accept him, and sent him back home to New Britain, Ct. However, he found that the Navy would accept him, and...
    • Oral history interview with Charles P. Gallagher recorded 2008 July 11.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies; United States. Army. Infantry; Purple Heart; Military...
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf. Charles P. Gallagher grew up in New Haven, Ct. He enlisted in the U.S. Army just after graduation from high school. He had taken military examinations in high school that led him to be placed in the Army...
    • 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 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 Ralph Martire recorded 2010 Mar. 27

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; United States. Army. Infantry; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Dachau (Concentration camp);
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Ralph Martire enlisted in the U.S. Army just after graduating high school in 1943. He went to Texas for basic training and advanced infantry training. He joined the 90th Infantry Division, and shipped out...
    • Oral history interview with Norman J. Feitelson recorded 2006 Dec. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Czechoslovakia; United States. Army. Infantry; Combat; Patton,...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Norman Feitelson tried to enlist in the U.S. Air Force in 1942, but failed the entrance exam due to an eye test. He then decided to wait to enter the service until he was drafted. He was drafted into the U.S....
    • Oral history interview with  Stuart Franklin recorded on 2004 Dec. 28

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Vehicles, Military; United Service Organizations (U.S.); Queen Mary (Steamship)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Stuart W. Franklin enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. He had first applied for officer candidate school; however, he was called into active duty in September of 1942 after failing the test. He was...
    • Oral history interview with John T.W. Lawrence recorded 2008 Feb. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army. Infantry; Browning automatic rifle; Sherman tank
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John T.W. Lawrence enlisted in the U.S. Army in September of 1944 just after his eighteenth birthday. He went to basic training in Camp Blanding (Fla.), and was trained as a replacement infantryman. Lawrence...
    • Oral history interview with William T. Gresh recorded 2005 May 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy -- Signalman; Seaplanes -- American...
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. William Gresh was drafted just after his graduation from high school in 1943. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy, and was soon on his way to Sampson, NY for boot camp. After a short leave, Gresh again went to...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Taylor
 recorded 2008 Jan. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John C. Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He was activated in February of 1943, and sent to basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. He was then sent to...
    • Oral history interview with Josephine R. Bonesio Hinman recorded 2008 May 12

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women and the military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; United States. Army Nurse Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Josephine Bonesio Hinman joined the U.S. Army in 1945. She had her nurse training at New Britain General Hospital, and then went to Fort Devens for her army training. At Fort Devens the nurses were taught how...
    • 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...

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