Specific childhood experiences across the country:

  • The biographer Deborah Gorham describes her experiences as a child during World War II, after her father, an American pilot, enlisted in the Canadian air force.
  • Robert Heide describes his childhood in Irvington, New Jersey, which is near New York City, during World War II.
  • Anne Relph spent her wartime childhood in California.
  • N. Scott Momaday, a novelist, poet, and literary spent his childhood on the Navajo, Apache and Pueblo reservations of the Southwest.
  • Sheril Janovsky Cunning’s wartime childhood took place in Long Beach, California.
  • Memories of being a wartime teenager
  • Historian William Tuttle, Jr., remembers his wartime childhood in Detroit.
  • Novelist Willie Morris recalls his wartime childhood in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
  • Memories of a wartime girlhood
  • Television personality Dick Clark was 14-years-old in 1943 when his older brother joined the Air Force
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