WORLD WAR II Road Show
hosted with WGBH Boston in conjunction with
the premiere of the Ken Burns documentary
"The War"

Host: Veronica B. Smith Senior Center
City of Boston Elder Commission
Brighton, MA
September 7, 2007

 

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Recovering from 2nd Purple Heart

Comments: This was the second time I was wounded at Anzio, Italy. I had a gunshot wound through my right shoulder from a sniper.

Contributor: Dominic De Primio (ID# 572)

Date: 1944 / 07 /

Where: Naples, Italy  

Who: PFC Dominic J. DePrimio


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Farewell to Dreams

Comments: German propaganda sent via artillary shells to troops in Anzio, Italy. These were fired at Americans on front lines by Germans at Battle of Anzio, Italy.

Contributor: Dominic De Primio (ID# 572)

Date: 1944 / /

Where: Anzio, Italy  

Who: Propaganda photos


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My Dearest Girl

Comments: German propaganda sent via artillary shells to troops in Anzio, Italy. These were fired at Americans on front lines by Germans at the Battle of Anzio, Italy.

Contributor: Dominic De Primio (ID# 572)

Date: 1944 / /

Where: Anzio, Italy  

Who:


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We were all in the war together

Comments: This was a very warm memory. The war was tragic, but also unifying and enlarging. We met people from all over and we had people to our house. My father was on transport duty and he took troops back and forth to England for the Normandy invasion. It was very frightening.

Contributor: E. Anne Robinson (ID# 571)

Date: 1942 / /

Where: San Antonio, Texas  Normoyle Ordnance Base

Who: Mary Frances Robinson, Anne Robinson, Evelyn Robinson, Charlie Boyce Robinson, Charlie Boyce Robinson, Jr., Mary Watkins Robinson


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William Dunphy at the World War II Mass. Memories Road Show

Comments: William Dunphy poses for a photo at the World War II Mass. Memories Road Show at the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center on September 7, 2007.

Contributor: William L. Dunphy (ID# 585)

Date: 2007 / 09 / 7

Where: Brighton  Veronica B. Smith Senior Center

Who: William Dunphy


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General MacArthur Inspects Battlefield, While Guarded by My Father's Platoon

Comments: This photo was found in a book written by a Filipino guerilla fighter who had fought with my father's unit. My father, William J. (Bill) McLaughlin, was a Sgt. in the 21st Recon Troop of the American Division when General McArthur came to inspect the battlefield in the Phillipines. My father's platoon was picked to guard him.

Contributor: Dan McLaughlin (ID# 586)

Date: 1944 / /

Where: Cebu, Phillipines  

Who: Gen. Douglas McArthur, Staff Officer, Staff Officer, Staff Officer, Sgt. William J. McLaughlin


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Bill McLaughlin in the Figi Islands Recuperating After Guadalcanal

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Contributor: Dan McLaughlin (ID# 586)

Date: 1943 / /

Where: Guadalcanal  Figi Islands

Who: Bill McLaughlin


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Troop I, 110th Cavalry

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Contributor: Dan McLaughlin (ID# 586)

Date: 1937 / 08 /

Where: Falmouth  Falmouth/Sandwich

Who: Bill McLaughlin, 11th Trooper from left.


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German POW ID Card

Comments: It is rare to have this German ID Card.

Contributor: Robert Doherty (ID# 588)

Date: 1944 / 03 / 25

Where:  Stalag Luft 6

Who: Robert Doherty


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Major Battle Damage - B-17 Aircraft #988

Comments: 14th mission over Brunswick, Germany. Damage done by FW-190 German Pursair plane - returned to base safely! This photo is displayed at the Fairfield Library, Mazwell Field, Alabama, in the Historical Records Section.

Contributor: Robert Doherty (ID# 588)

Date: 1944 / 02 / 21

Where: Snetterton Heath, England  B-17 Base

Who:


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B-17 Flight Crew Picture

Comments: There are three Massachusetts Crewmen: Bob Doherty (Fall River), Luigi Iacovello (Chelsea), and Billy Wood (Lowell). All wounded; all captured.

Contributor: Robert Doherty (ID# 588)

Date: 1943 / 12 /

Where: Snetterton Heath, England  96th Bomb Group Air Base

Who: Standing: George Goetz, Flight Engineer; Bob Doherty, Radio/Waist Gunner; Luigi Iacavello, Waist Gunner (Chelsea, MA); Roy Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner; Everett Johnson, Waist Gunner; Charles Hayward, Tail Gunner. Kneeling: Paul Herring, Pilot; Charles Beard, Co-pilot; Billy Wood (Lowell, MA), Bombardier; John Wilson.


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Bob Doherty at Army Air Corps Gunnery School, Hollagen, Texas

Comments: Picture was used in local paper, Fall River Herald. Photo was taken in Gunnery School. I was captured after I balied out over Waterloo. I was wounded and landed in the middle of a German garrison.

Contributor: Robert Doherty (ID# 588)

Date: 1943 / 07 /

Where: Hollagen, Texas  Aerial Gunnery School

Who: Robert Doherty


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Robert Doherty at the World War II Mass. Memories Road Show

Comments: Robert Doherty holding a photo of himself (Image# 28.137.4.jpg) at the World War II Mass. Memories Road Show at the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center on September 7, 2007.

Contributor: Robert Doherty (ID# 588)

Date: 2007 / 09 / 7

Where: Brighton  Veronica B. Smith Senior Center

Who: Robert Doherty


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President Clinton Decorating Medal of Honor Deceased From My Battalion

Comments: Three campaigns, Rome, Arno River, No. Appenines, Southern and Northern Italy, ending in Austria. Objective was Innsbruck Germany, when war ended May 7, 1944. This photo is of President Clinton and Supt. of Anzio Cemetery, Italy 1985.

Contributor: Rocco Telese (ID# 589)

Date: 1985 / 07 /

Where: Boston  

Who: President Clinton


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Photo Taken on 50th Anniversary of Liberation of Rome 1995

Comments: Living History for Public Relations Office. This photo was taken at the Boston Veterans' Administration, on the 50th Anniversary of WWII.

Contributor: Rocco Telese (ID# 589)

Date: 1995 / /

Where: Boston  Veterans' Public Relations Office

Who: Rocco Telese


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Rocco Telese at the World War II Mass. Memories Road Show

Comments: Rocco Telese holding a photo of President Clinton (Image# 28.138.1.jpg) and himself (Image# 28.138.2.jpg) at the World War II Mass. Memories Road Show at the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center on September 7, 2007.

Contributor: Rocco Telese (ID# 589)

Date: 2007 / 09 / 7

Where: Brighton  Veronica B. Smith Senior Center

Who: Rocco Telese


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Starting Out Life in Washington D.C. 1942

Comments: I was born and grew up in Cambridge, MA. I graduated High School in 1940 and joined the Air Force Auxiliary Corps. I went to Washington, D.C. to work. I started out as a typist during WWII in the Department of Labor. I had two younger brothers in the Service at this time, and they visited me in Washington on their furloughs. I showed them the Lincoln Memorial, Capital, and other sights in the City.

Contributor: Enid C. Adams (ID# 590)

Date: 1942 / 03 / 19

Where: Washington, D.C.  

Who: Enid Adams


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People I Worked With at the Hanscom Air Force Base

Comments: My co-workers helped me get into the program because I had just arrived from D.C.; I was a clerk at the base.

Contributor: Enid C. Adams (ID# 590)

Date: 1962 / /

Where: Bedford  Hanscom Air Force Base

Who: I am in the 4th row, 8th from the left (head turned to the right)


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My Co-Workers at the Army Base in Boston

Comments: I progressed to being a supervisor (from clerk-typist) by the time I retired.

Contributor: Enid C. Adams (ID# 590)

Date: 1968 / /

Where: Boston  

Who:


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Enid Adams at the World War II Mass. Memories Road Show

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Contributor: Enid C. Adams (ID# 590)

Date: 2007 / 09 / 7

Where: Brighton  Veronica B. Smith Senior Center

Who: Enid Adams


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Crew of Radiomen Stationed at USCG Radio Station in Ketchikan, Alaska, 1945

Comments: Comrades

Contributor: Frank Burke (ID# 591)

Date: 1945 / 01 /

Where: Ketchikan, Alaska  USCG Radio Station

Who: Back row: McKay, Terkhurst, Rather, Bryde, Krause. Front row: Wise, Olson, Burke (me)


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Frank Burke, Radioman, 3rd Class, Age 18

Comments: Shows my young age when entering the Service for our country.

Contributor: Frank Burke (ID# 591)

Date: 1945 / /

Where: Dorchester  

Who: Francis J. Burke


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Frank Burke at the World War II Mass. Memories Road Show

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Contributor: Frank Burke (ID# 591)

Date: 2007 / 09 / 7

Where: Brighton  Veronica B. Smith Senior Center

Who: Frank Burke


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Surrender of a General in the Phillipines

Comments: Another victory for the USA!

Contributor: Leo F. Doyle (ID# 592)

Date: / /

Where: Samar, Phillipines  

Who: Japanese General surrendering


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A Newspaper Announcement

Comments: My shipmates put together a newspaper. Another victory!

Contributor: Leo F. Doyle (ID# 592)

Date: / /

Where: Pacific Ocean  U.S.S. Casablanca

Who:


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The War is Over - We're Home!

Comments: I was in the War for four years, five months, three days and ten hours!

Contributor: Leo F. Doyle (ID# 592)

Date: 1945 / 10 /

Where: San Francisco, California  Golden Gate Bridge

Who:


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Cartoon by my brother

Comments: My brother, Paul Doyle, drew this cartoon.

Contributor: Leo F. Doyle (ID# 592)

Date: 1943 / 0 /

Where: Unknown Town/City--North Carolina  Marine Base in No. Carolina

Who:


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Surrender of a Japanese General

Comments: This is the hat and sword of a Japanese General upon surrender. Another victory!

Contributor: Leo F. Doyle (ID# 592)

Date: 1948 / 08 /

Where: Samar, Phillipines  

Who:


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They Lived Happily Ever After

Comments: When the War ended, we were married on February 23, 1946 at Our Lady of Presentation. We just celebrated our 61st Wedding Anniversary. We lived in Brighton for eight years.

Contributor: Don Tice (ID# 596)

Date: 1942 / 11 /

Where: Brighton  

Who:


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Fly High

Comments: This photo was taken at Primary Flight Training. I later went to Weather School. Bottom right is me. The rest of the cadets' names I do not know.

Contributor: Don Tice (ID# 596)

Date: 1943 / /

Where: Douglas, Georgia  

Who: Don Tice


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