Donald E. Bennett: “Atomic Annie” was one big gun

2018-05-08T08:31:27-05:00

After preparing the weapon to be fired, they were ordered into a trench and told to close their eyes and cover their faces with their forearms ... Even though they had their eyes closed and forearms over them, Don says the blast was so bright that you could see it right through your arm.

Donald E. Bennett: “Atomic Annie” was one big gun2018-05-08T08:31:27-05:00

Lillian Strezishar: Helping the Cadet Nurse Corps.

2018-03-28T21:25:45-05:00

During World War II, Lillian Strezishar was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps, which served an important part of the United States’ response to entering the war.

Lillian Strezishar: Helping the Cadet Nurse Corps.2018-03-28T21:25:45-05:00

Louis M. Megleo: The bomber and the screwdriver

2017-09-07T20:05:44-05:00

Louis Megleo served more than two years in the World War II and was based near Bari, Italy. He was involved in 20 combat missions.

Louis M. Megleo: The bomber and the screwdriver2017-09-07T20:05:44-05:00

Walter Piekosz: Learning to swim

2017-07-10T19:55:14-05:00

Walter Piekosz was born in Chicago in 1925, one of nine children. At age 17, he decided to join the Navy. He joined even though he didn’t know how to swim.

Walter Piekosz: Learning to swim2017-07-10T19:55:14-05:00