Dorothy Capone


 
Dorothy Capone has several relatives taking part in World War II – from an uncle wounded at Anzio, to a brother who served in the Navy, a cousin-in-law who sailed on the Bowdoin looking for German submarines in the Artic, to relatives in Italy who lived in caves after the Germans took over their community.
 

 

Edward DiTullio

 
The Bowdoin

 
Joseph and Richie DiTullio

 
Joseph DiTullio

Beatrice Wadland


 
Beatrice Wadland is a lifelong resident of Melrose; she currently lives at the home where her husband grew up. The daughter of a World War I veteran, Wadland remembers growing up during the Depression, and life on the Homefront during World War II. During the war, her husband worked for General Electric, helping develop the first jet engines.
 

Lillian Aronson

U.S. Army 1943–1964

 

Lillian Aronson joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1943. She was assigned to several U.S. bases during the war, handling a variety of administrative duties, from war bonds to troop movement clerk. After the war, she remained with the Army, stationed mainly on the West Coast, until she retired in 1964 with the rank of sergeant.

This interview was recorded at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

 

 

 

 

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