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    • SQ 2016- Nancy Morris 

      Morris, Nancy (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-29)
      While somewhat sheltered as a child growing up during the war in the tightknit Chestertown community, Nancy Morris still felt the presence of the conflict. The movie theatre that her father owned was a gathering point for ...
    • SQ 2016- Page Barroll 

      Barroll, Page (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-20)
      Page Barroll, who grew up in the Kent County area during World War II, was born in 1939. She was a young child during the war, however, she was able to give accounts of her father and uncle working for a grain company and ...
    • 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- Paul Hendrix 

      Hendrix, Paul (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-14)
      Paul Hendrix shares the stories of his father, Thomas Hendrix, and his involvement in the Navy during World War II. From his three years at sea, to a singular date that lead to his marriage, Thomas kept documents throughout ...
    • SQ 2016- Philip Norman 

      Norman, Philip (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
      This is a collection of artifacts that Philip Norman bought from a family who was throwing away their family member’s, David A. Stearns’, World War II Army Air Force clothes, photos, and pins/metals. The man’s name was ...
    • SQ 2016- Robert McCord 

      McCord, Robert (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-26)
      Robert McCord, born in 1916, lived in Bridgeton, New Jersey during World War II until 1943. After his high school graduation in 1943 he enlisted into the Navy. His parents had to sign for him because he was 17 years old ...
    • SQ 2016- Wickes Westcott 

      Westcott, Wickes (C.V Starr Center, 2016-06-22)
      Wickes Westcott was born September 6, 1923 in Chestertown, Maryland. Having graduated high school as the war began, Wickes discusses his enlistment and service in the Pacific front, as well as a description of Chestertown ...
    • 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-Douglass Gates 

      Gates, Douglass (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-27)
      Douglas Gates was five years old and lived in Wilmington, Delaware when the United States entered World War Two. In his interview Doug Gates gives a glimpse into what it was like to be a child during World War Two. His ...
    • 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 ...
    • SQ 2016-John K. Smith 

      Smith, John K. (CV. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
      John Smith, born October 10, 1930, lived in North East, Maryland at the time of the war. Because he was a child, his memories include time spent playing and riding bikes in his home town. During his interview, he talks ...
    • SQ 2016-Joseph Gulick 

      Gulick, Joseph (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
      Joe Gulik is a coast guard veteran who shares his stories of life on a ship, and his work with radios, radars, and sonar on the Pacific front. In between battles he discusses fighting off boredom and writing letters to his ...
    • SQ 2016-Les Palmer 

      Palmer, Les (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-21)
      While growing up during WWII, Les Palmer had a paper route that shaped his life as a young adult. He often heard of the major events before the rest of his town due to his job distributing newspapers. He reflects on living ...
    • SQ 2016-Mary Jane Rambo 

      Rambo, Mary Jane (CV. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
      Mary Jane Rambo, born in Elkton, MD, was 15 years old when the war started. In this interview, she tells of her experiences working with the War Manpower Commission, which, in her words, “was designed to move people to ...
    • SQ 2016-Slayman James 

      Slayman, James (2016-06-28)
      James Slayman is a veteran who was drafted into the Army, where he saw battle in Africa, Sicily, and Italy and earned high praises from General Patton. Slayman witnessed many of his men perish during the and himself escaped ...
    • SQ 2016-William White 

      White, William (CV. Starr Center, 2016-06-27)
      Born in Rolphwharf, Maryland and moved to Chestertown when he was two years old, William R. White was an automobile mechanic in World War II. He shares his stories about being stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines ...
    • Sy Ellenhorn Artifact 02 

      Ellenhorn, Sy (C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, 2015-03-03)
      A photograph of a bathroom facility at Panatella Air Corps Base in Italy.