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Authors: Wallach, Lori
Date: March 27, 2013
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:24833
Description: This sign details some uses of the Fort Totten grounds in 2013. The fort was closed as a military base in 1995, and the property was divided roughly into thirds, controlled by the U.S. Army Reserve Co ... More
Authors: Wallach, Lori
Date: March 27, 2013
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:24849
Description: The Bachelor Officers' Quarters at Fort Totten as it appeared in 2013. The building served as a home for military personnel stationed at the base until the 1960s, but has since fallen into disrepair.
Date: 1944
Type: Black and white photograph
Identifier: aql:20423
Description: Nine-year-old Helen Van Dam poses with her brother John on one of his visits home while serving in the U.S. Army Air Force.
Date: Time Period: 1941 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20427
Description: Helen Van Dam DiBella talks about her two brothers' service in the Army during World War II. Though she was too young to understand the details of the war, she remembers that John was a tail gunner on ... More
Date: Time Period: 1941 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20422
Description: Helen Van Dam DiBella recalls the presence of soldiers from Fort Totten in Bayside during her youth. They often spent their free time socializing at the movie theatre and bars on Bell Boulevard.
Date: 1941 - 1945
Type: Black and white photograph
Identifier: aql:20424
Description: Bayside resident Henry "Sonny" Van Dam served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn.
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