Clarice A Weiss, 2007
- Civilian on the home front during WWII; Spouse of ex-POW, Glen Weiss
Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.
1:14 - Was gopher hunting at age of 19 when she heard about Pearl Harbor
1:42 - Reaction to Pearl Harbor
3:26 - Brother was injured in war
4:23 - Invasion
4:40 - Life changed back home
6:04 - Had to be a teacher
6:52 - Memories of rationing
8:17 - Young men/boys working like men at home
9:07 - Story of the nation being patriotic at the time of the war
10:28 - Husband was in the military 11/1943
12:46 - Emotions during that time
13:27 - Husband POW
17:25 - Remembering the atomic bomb
This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Sioux Falls, SD.
Images Provided by Clarice A Weiss
Glen A. Weiss, WWII
The Stars and Stripes, Wednesday, March 22, 1944; 'Name, Rank, Serial Number' . Nazis Interrogate Captured U.S. Fliers (Right photo, Glen A. Weiss is pictured third from right; Article provided by Clarice A. Weiss)
Kay is pictured wearing a fur coat that her husband, Glen, arranged for her sister to buy Kay for Christmas 1943 before he went overseas. She's standing with the turkeys she raised to earn a little money and to keep herself occupied while she waited and prayed for her husband to come home. Glen, a bombardier, was shot down over Germany on Jan. 11, 1944, and by the time this photo was taken, Kay knew he was alive in a prison camp.