• John Born Interview (1:17:08)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:40 Describing life before the War 1:50 On being drafted and training 4:20 On arriving in Wales, England and what his responsibilities were 5:40 On getting engaged while on furlough 6:10 On his divis…

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  • Finn, William and Vivian; Audio Recording (56:14)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:45 On working at the Atlas Wallpaper Mill prior to entering the service 1:30 On being drafted 7:10 Describing how he became part of a glider infantry regiment 9:50 Describing the glider landings on…

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  • Thornburg, Audrey; Audio Recording (50:55)

    Coal City Public Library District

    1:05 Describing what she was doing when World War II broke out 2:20 On working at the Badger Ordnance Works 2:50 On joining the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services (WAVES) 6:05 Describing…

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  • Inman, Robert; Audio Recording (1:26:25)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:55 On attending the University of Illinois when World War II erupted 1:55 On joining the Army Air Corps 3:05 Describing basic training 6:15 Describing his first mission 10:20 Detailing the procedure…

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  • Davito, Betty; Audio Recording (1:15:48)

    Coal City Public Library District

    1:15 On her husband Joe's service during WWII 1:50 On Joe wanting to be a fighter pilot, but becoming a gunner instead 3:20 On Joe participating in forty-five missions in the Pacific 4:25 On Joe being…

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  • McLuckie, Norbert; Audio Recording (1:17:25)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:45 On working at the Elwood Ordnance Plant prior to the war 2:00 On deciding to enlist in the military 3:40 Describing what work at the ordnance plant was like 5:30 Describing training and life as a…

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  • Craterfield, Anne; Audio Recording (1:10:41)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:45 On what her brother Charles did during his time in the service 2:35 On what her brother Thomas did during his time in the service 4:15 On what her brother Emil did during his time in the service…

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  • Clark, Eugene; Audio Recording (1:16:17)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:45 On his brother being at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked -Describing what his brothers did in the service during the war 11:20 On joining the Navy 14:20 On being hospitalized for Scarlet Fever a…

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  • DeGrush, Eugene; Audio Recording (1:11:09)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:00 On his experience in a military hospital and the use of Penicillin 1:05 On embarking for Europe 4:00 On disembarking in Oran and going on to Italy 5:30 Describing being injured and hospitalized 6…

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  • Born, Marian; Audio Recording (1:08:35)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:50 On moving to Coal City in 1947 and teaching 1:45 On meeting her husband Ray and where she lived 3:30 On Ray's willingness to talk about the war 4:45 On Ray joining the service, training, and seei…

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  • Girot, Charles; Audio Recording (1:29:22)

    Coal City Public Library District

    1:00 Discussing "Monkey's Corner" and life before WWII 8:00 On working at the clay pits when World War II broke out 14:35 Describing shortages and rationing during the war 15:20 On his two brothers wh…

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  • Meyer, Donna; Audio Recording (57:24)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:55 Discussing the Wills Family 3:50 On her family's Victory Farm during World War II 7:30 On transporting goods during the war 8:40 On the Sulphur Springs School 11:00 Discussing another branch of h…

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  • Halpin, Dorothy; Audio Recording (45:35)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:50 On Coal City in the 1930's 5:30 On working at the clothing factory in Coal City 10:25 On her husband being exempt from the service 11:25 Discussing where she lived and her home 15:15 On her frien…

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  • Washburn, Rita; Audio Recording (45:49)

    Coal City Public Library District

    1:00 On her husband enlisting in the Navy 4:00 Describing what life was like having a husband in the military 5:00 On moving to Mississippi to be near her husband's base 7:55 Describing how she met he…

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  • Viglia, Edwin and Margaret; Audio Recording (50:15)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:55 On enlisting in the Army prior to World War II 2:20 On his service once the war broke out 3:10 On traveling by train during World War II and experiences in California 4:50 Describing his service…

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  • Kessler, Marvin; Audio Recording (1:32:35)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:45 On being in High School when World War II broke out 2:20 On rationing 3:40 On being inducted into the Navy 5:40 Recounting basic training 8:00 Describing being a fireman first-class aboard ship a…

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  • Elberts, Lucille; Audio Recording (1:03:51)

    Coal City Public Library District

    1:00 Recalling childhood memories of the onset of World War II 2:40 On taking a train filled with troops to New York 3:40 Describing New York City during the war 4:15 On losing her mother, brother, an…

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  • Newberry, Robert; Audio Recording (40:55)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:35 On being a freshman in High School when war was declared 3:00 On being drafted and basic training 4:05 On serving in the postwar army of occupation 8:30 On coming home from the service 10:25 Desc…

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  • Tyler, Lorrie; Audio Recording (57:46)

    Coal City Public Library District

    1:05 On her friend's boyfriend who was killed during World War II 3:15 On what her brothers did during World War II 4:35 Recounting how she met her husband 5:40 On her husband being drafted into the N…

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  • Marketti, Marcus; Audio Recording (44:22)

    Coal City Public Library District

    0:05 On work before the war 6:25 On never being drafted and life at home during World War II 11:45 Discussing the Elwood Ordnance Plant 14:55 Describing production at the Elwood Ordnance Plant 17:15 O…

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