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WWII Stories

It was the bloodiest conflict in human history. At the time, World War II affected nearly everyone on earth.

Many current Bay area residents experienced the struggles of WWII first hand. For Independence Day week, we bring you three Florida Stories from WWII.

This Week's Stories:
1. Lars Dohm was a young boy of seven when the war reached his native Denmark. He spoke with his son David about his experience during this difficult time.

2. Our second story comes from John Kelley of Tampa. He talks with his wife Gwynneth about his WWII experience in Miami. At age 13, he and his friends volunteered with the Air Warning Service. From their post atop the Biltmore Hotel, John became quite an aircraft expert.

3. Finally, we hear from Edith Illgen. She was a young girl living in Germany when the war broke out. Edith tells about living under the Hitler regime and the drastic differences from American war life. She speaks with her friend Carol Byrd.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

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