Queens (New York, N.Y.) | World War, 1939-1945 | Locations discussed: Bayside, Queens, NY; Wantagh, NY

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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: 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
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