Jeanne lived in the northeastern United States when the war began. She had just graduated from Queen’s College and was able to find a job at Ranger Aircraft Engines in New York, a factory affiliated with Fairchild Aircraft Company. She recalls the nation’s sentiment as the war began, the extended depression through the war and what it was like to work for the aircraft industry. She also recalls stories of her husband’s service in the Aleutian Islands during the war and adaptation to marriage and life post war for her and her extended family. Listen to Jeanne’s interview below to learn more about the home front during the WWII.
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Did You Know?
The Ounalashka Corporation was established in 1973 as the Alaska Village Corporation for Unalaska. This corporation was one of many Native Alaskan corporations that were formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.