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  • SQ 2016 - Anna Ware 

    Ware, Anna (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-28)
    Anna Ware was a school teacher for most of the war and talked about her experience growing up in Sudlersville and teaching in Kent Island. She worked on her family farm, talked about her husband and his brothers who were ...
  • SQ 2016 - Barbara Hayes 

    Hayes, Barbara (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-06)
    Barbara W. Hayes was born in 1939 on the Wye Plantation, in Queenstown, Maryland, where she lived for the majority of her childhood. She worked as a domestic for the Houghton Family, who owned the Wye Plantation, in addition ...
  • SQ 2016 - Frances Miller 

    Miller, Frances (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-19)
    Frances “Francie” Miller, born October 15, 1937, was a child who lived in New Jersey and Florida during WWII. She discusses her father’s role as a PX in the Panama Canal and talks about the time that she spent on the ...
  • SQ 2016 - George Seymour 

    Seymour, George (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-28)
    George Seymour entered military service before the war ended, but only went overseas after the Japanese surrendered. He was stationed on then American-occupied Okinawa, and shares his experiences about being there. He also ...
  • SQ 2016 - Helen "Betty" Seymour 

    Seymour, Helen "Betty" (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-28)
    Helen “Betty” Seymour was born in 1932. She has lived on the Eastern Shore her entire life. She has childhood memories of life during World War II. She tells us about what she doing on V.E. day and how she and her friends ...
  • SQ 2016 - John Smith 

    Smith, John (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-08-01)
    John Smith, born in 1930, lived in North East, Maryland during the war. His mother owned a boardinghouse that housed many workers from war-related industries, including munitions plants and construction workers. He talks ...
  • SQ 2016 - Millicent Wagner 

    Wagner, Millicent (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
    Millicent Wagner, born in 1923, served at a naval hospital in Philadelphia during the war. Millicent recalls tending to servicemen with a variety of wounds. She recalls bonding with several of the wounded sailors and ...
  • SQ 2016 - Nancy Dick 

    Dick, Nancy (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-27)
    Nancy Dick, born in 1940, lived in Chestertown, Maryland throughout the war. In her interview, she discusses her father’s job as the only surgeon in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. She also paints a picture of 1940s ...
  • SQ 2016- Darla Downer 

    Downer, Darla (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-08)
    Darla Downer, born in 1938, lived in New Jersey during the war. Darla discussed her father’s work as a welder, her family’s victory garden, her experience on V-J Day, and technological advancement. She also discusses her ...
  • SQ 2016- Grove Miller 

    Miller, Grove (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
    Grove Miller, who was a hospital foreman in the Navy during World War II, remembers what it was like to take care of the enlisted men of the Navy and Marines.. He talks about caring for men who are gravely wounded, and ...
  • SQ 2016- Kay Starkey 

    Starkey, Kay (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-14)
    Kay Starkey was a native World War II era Chestertown. Ms. Starkey is the daughter of a former Sheriff of Chestertown, who occupied that position during the war. In this interview, Ms. Starkey describes what it was like ...
  • SQ 2016- Linda Hall 

    Hall, Linda (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-08)
    Linda Hall was a six-year-old living in southern Ohio at the start of the war. She witnessed the effect of a distant war on her small town and watched as it changed the American way of life. Her stories include memories ...
  • SQ 2016- Madelyn Hollis 

    Hollis, Madelyn (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-14)
    Madelyn Hollis gave us a unique perspective of the experience of African Americans during the war. Living in a segregated town in Virginia, her brother was drafted into an all-black unit. While she was keeping in contact ...
  • SQ 2016- Martha Wright 

    Wright, Martha (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-15)
    Martha Wright grew up near Rock Hall, Maryland and was 16 when the war started in 1941. She moved to different places for work and lived in Chester, Pennsylvania during the war - working at a shipyard. She gives insight ...
  • SQ 2016- Patricia Gates 

    Patricia, Gates (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-27)
    Patricia Gates recalls World War II as a “fearful time”. She remembers the frequent air raid and blackout drills in her hometown of Titusville, Pennsylvania where the local oil refineries and steel mills were seen as a ...
  • SQ 2016-Barbara Finneson 

    Finneson, Barbara (CV. Starr Center, 2016-06-13)
    Barbara Finneson gave her personal account of life on the West Coast, in California, during the Second World War. She was ten years old when America became involved in the war in 1941. The threat of air raids from the ...
  • SQ 2016-Betty Tait 

    Tait, Betty (CV. Starr Center, 2016-06-20)
    Betty Tait found herself thrust into the life of an army wife when her boyfriend, who was in the service, proposed to her on his way to report for duty. They married and she accompanied him to various bases around the ...
  • SQ 2016-Fenton Martin 

    Martin, Fenton (CV. Starr Center, 2016-06-21)
    Fenton L. Martin was born in 1928 in the town of Portsmouth, Virginia. Being in high school when the war began, he discusses his and his family’s experiences with rationing and gardening, his reactions from Pearl Harbor ...
  • SQ 2016-George Bennett 

    Bennett, George (CV. Starr Center, 2016-07-22)
    George Bennett, born in Neptune, New Jersey was drafted late into WWII. First drafted into the Navy and then joined the Seabees, he discusses his experiences both on the homefront and time in Okinawa after the war ended. ...
  • SQ 2016-Jack Francher 

    Fancher, Jack (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-05)
    Jack Fancher was still a young child by the end of World War II, but he still recalls several vivid memories. One of his earliest memories was of blackout drills in his native Binghamton, New York. He and his mother kept ...