World War, 1939-1945
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    Date: January 30, 1943
    Type: Digital image
    Identifier: aql:17820
    Description: Gertrude Ederle of Flushing. She swam the English Channel in 1926, and aided the war effort by working in the Instrument Shop of the American Export Airlines at LaGuardia Field. Photo Taken January 30 ... More
    Authors: Jack Fein
    Date: June 24, 1941
    Type: Digital Image
    Identifier: aql:17652
    Description: Members of the U.S. Army's 62nd Coast Artillery Regiment's motor maintenance section pose in front of Fort Totten's motor transport shop. At the time of this photo, the U.S. had not yet entered World ... More
    Date: April 22, 1943
    Type: Digital Image
    Identifier: aql:17669
    Description: A group of Bayside men selected for the draft in April 1943 pose in front of the Bayside movie theatre. Note that the theatre is showing the WWII musical film, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."
    Date: 1980
    Language: eng
    Type: transcripts
    Identifier: aql:2266
    Description: Interview with Al Darren conducted on July 19th, 1980, recalling his experiences as a teenager sneaking in through the northeast corner to attend the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Darren discusses ... More
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    Date: 1980
    Language: eng
    Type: transcripts
    Identifier: aql:2273
    Description: Queens resident Bessie Goldman lived near and played on the Corona Ash Dump as a child before it was converted into Flushing Meadows Park. She recalls chaperoning her sisters to 1939-1940 New York Wor ... More
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    Date: 1980
    Language: eng
    Type: transcripts
    Identifier: aql:2272
    Description: Gertrude Glass discusses the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. He touches on the General Motor's Futurama exhibit, the foreign cuisines that were available, and how technological innovations featured a ... More
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    Date: 1980
    Language: eng
    Type: transcripts
    Identifier: aql:2282
    Description: Jacob Persoff recalls attending the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair as a young man, including courting his wife, refusing to enter the Italian Pavilion because of the war in Europe, and being impresse ... More
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    Date: 1980
    Language: eng
    Type: transcripts
    Identifier: aql:2257
    Description: Joint interview with Joseph Carter and Mildred Irrizary about the 1939 New York World's Fair. They recall Hitler's invasion of Poland dampening the Fair's optimistic atmosphere, the Aquacade show feat ... More
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    Date: 1980
    Language: eng
    Type: transcripts
    Identifier: aql:2281
    Description: Adjunct professor of photography Michael Pappas recalls attending the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair as a 16 year old high school student. He discusses the A.T.&T. Voder machine, the General Motors' ... More
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    Date: 1980
    Language: eng
    Type: transcripts
    Identifier: aql:2288
    Description: Interview with Ruth Sachs and her son Larry Sachs on August 28th, 1980 about the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Larry Sachs recalls the art in the French Pavilion, the unfinished Polish and Czech Pa ... More
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    Date: 1980
    Language: eng
    Type: transcripts
    Identifier: aql:2262
    Description: Tricia Coglin recalls her childhood experiences visiting the 1939 New York World's Fair, including the General Motors Futurama Exhibit and Billy Rose's Aquacade. She remembers the lights being turned ... More
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    Date: Time Period: 1945 - 1946
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20525
    Description: Donald Hirschhorn recalls his military service at the very end and just following World War II. He served briefly in the New York State Guard, training at Camp Smith in Peekskill, N.Y., and then enlis ... More
    Date: 1945
    Type: Black and white photograph
    Identifier: aql:20421
    Description: Bayside resident John "Jackie" Van Dam served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
    Date: Time Period: 1944 - 2015
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:22101
    Description: Seymour Schwartz's ship led an armada up to Japan. Schwartz was one of the first men ashore. No one knew what to expect from the local population. Walking in the street, he struck up a friendship with ... More
    Date: 1944
    Type: Black and white photograph
    Identifier: aql:24432
    Description: Army-Navy "E" Award - Cole Laboratories, Inc. Pennant Winner - (L to R.): Colonel Garbisch, Lt. Cmdr. Leonard R. Woods, Sun; Employee Rep. Vincent Guido; Pres. of the Company David D. Catts. [Appears ... More