Queens (New York, N.Y.) | World War, 1939-1945

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Date: 1942
Type: Black and white photograph
Identifier: aql:24418
Description: Army-Navy "E" Award - Western Electric's Employees Gathering to Celebrate the Presentation of the Award. The Army-Navy "E" Award was an honor presented to companies during World War II whose productio ... More
Date: 1942
Type: Black and white photograph
Identifier: aql:24326
Description: Army-Navy "E" Award - Western Electrics M.L. Phillips, General Foreman, Gives Speech Accepting Pennant. The Army-Navy "E" Award was an honor presented to companies during World War II whose production ... More
Date: 1942
Type: Black and white photograph
Identifier: aql:24384
Description: Army-Navy "E" Award - Raising a Pennant at Western Electric Manufacturing Plant in Queens. The Army-Navy "E" Award was an honor presented to companies during World War II whose production facilities a ... More
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: 1940 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22087
Description: Catherine Gifford is a lifelong resident of Queens. She grew up in the Rockaways before moving to Jamaica in the early 1960's. She reflects on the family life and how living in the 1930's was for her ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940 - 2008
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22270
Description: Sal Porio, being interviewed by his daughter Laura, talks about growing up in NY, going to college, joining the military, meeting his wife, and starting a family.
Date: Time Period: 1940 - 2007
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22312
Description: Phyllis Spigonardo, Full Interview - Phyllis talks about her life in Queens, paticularly Astoria. Interviewed by her granddaughter, Phyllis talks about her late husband - how they met, how he helped h ... More
Date: 1940 - 1970
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:20704
Description: The World War II memorial in Queens Village is located in a small park opposite the Long Island Rail Road Queens Village Station. Since it was built, names of deceased from the Vietnam War and the Kor ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1940
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21081
Description: Arnold Franco talks about the semester he took 32 credits. He also had a job during that time as well. He talked about how he managed this big workload.
Date: Time Period: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22109
Description: Catherine Gifford was a young girl when World War II broke out. She recalls having to ration food and precious metals for the war effort. She recalls the blackout policy that affected the Rockaways.
Date: Time Period: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20252
Description: Joey Tabaco describes his father's U.S. military service in the Philippines during World War II. Around the time that the Philippines officially gained independence, his father was selected to be a cl ... More