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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: 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: 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: Time Period: 1941 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20420
Description: Helen Van Dam DiBella recalls the effects of World War II that were apparent to her as a child in Bayside, such as the neighborhood Victory Garden in which her father grew vegetables; air raid drills ... More
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.
Date: 1941 - 1945
Type: Digital Image
Identifier: aql:17670
Description: The Bayside Honor Roll was a community-funded tribute to the local men and women who served in the military during World War II. It was erected on the property of the Bayside National Bank, and remain ... More
Date: Time Period: 1935 - 1954
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20428
Description: Helen Van Dam DiBella grew up in Bayside as one of six siblings. She describes her childhood as "poor but happy", with street games, radio shows and the movies for entertainment. World War II was most ... More
Date: September 19, 1942
Type: Digital Image
Identifier: aql:17668
Description: These Bayside men posed for a photo as they were drafted into military service in September, 1942. More than 2,600 Bayside residents served during World War II, representing more than 100f the town's ... More
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