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    • Oral history interview with Veronica B. Bradley recorded 2010 Mar. 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women veterans; United States. Marine Corps; Marvin, Lee, 1924-1987;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Marie Christie. Veronica Bradley was among one of the first women to join the U.S. Marine Corps. She was inspired to join by a poster she saw one day on her lunch break of a woman marine and immediately went down the...
    • 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 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 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 Donald G. Martin recorded 2006 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; United...
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. Donald Martin was drafted into the U.S. Navy in the spring of 1944. He went to Bainbridge, MD for basic training, and then received an addition 12 weeks of specialized training as a navy hospital corpsman. ...
    • 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 Rudolph Cusson recorded on 2008 Sept. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943;Wasp (Aircraft carrier : CV-7)
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Rudolph Cusson joined the U.S. Navy after graduation from high school in 1941 before the U.S. entered World War II. He went to basic training in Newport, R.I., and then was sent to Jacksonville, Fla. for aviation...
    • Oral history interview with John J. Higgins on 2007 Oct. 22.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps;...
    • Interview conducted by Michelle Delvecchio. John J. Higgins enlisted in the Army National Guard's in May of 1940. Before he enlisted he had been part of the Civilian Conservation Corps for fifteen months. Higgins felt this was an advantage to...
    • Oral history interview with Alfred J. Palombizio recorded 2007 Jan. 17

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323; Lindberg, Charles A., 1902-1974; Kadena...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Alfred J. Palombizio enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942. He had wanted to be a marine since childhood. He went to Parris Island for his basic training, which he described as very difficult. ...
    • 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 Floyd W. Smith recorded 2010 Mar. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Prisoners of war; Flight crews;
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Floyd W. Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in early 1943, while in his first semester at college. He went to basic training in Miami Beach, Fla. where the barracks were in a large hotel. Smith was...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph A. Hatala recorded 2010 Jan. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Bailey bridges
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Joseph Hatala was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. He went to basic training at Camp Edwards, Mass., where they learned mostly about marching and firing weapons. Shortly after, his unit, the 406th...
    • 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 Jesse M. Harrison on 2005 Dec. 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; Airplanes -- American; Purple Heart; Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal); Silver Star;
    • Interview conducted by Laura May Lachance and Benjamin Setelle. Jesse M. Harrison volunteered for the U.S. Air Force in 1942. He passed the required tests and attended flight school at Randolph Field, in San Antonio, TX. He aspired to be a...
    • 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 Enzo E. Orio recorded 2008 June 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Purple Heart; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Enzo Edward Orio joined the U.S. Army in 1944. He went to basic training at Camp Polk, La. On Thanksgiving Day of 1944, Orio’s unit shipped over to England. From there they were transferred to Le Havre,...
    • Oral history interview with Connie Nappier Jr. recorded 2006 Mar. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans; Freeman Field Mutiny, Ind., 1945; Mitchell bomber; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Tuskegee Airmen, Inc
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Connie Nappier, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps after graduating high school in 1943. He wanted to be part of the Tuskegee Experiment, the program the Air Corps had set up to train African American...
    • Oral history interview with Constance Sullivan Collins Cain recorded 2008 Nov. 14

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women and the military; United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve;
    • Interview conducted by Michelle Hannon. Constance Sullivan Collins Cain joined the WAVES, a branch of the U.S. Navy, in 1944 at the age of 20. She went to basic training at Hunter College in New York City, where the women underwent the rigors of...

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