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OH150 Wanda Quirey Oral History

Wanda Quirey Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II

Series Number: OH150

Interviewee: Quirey, Wanda, 1921-

Interviewer: Parrent, Jay

Date interviewed: December 13, 1997

Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake

Date processed: November 7, 2011

Description: 1 sound disc (15 minutes)

Abstract: Wanda Quirey details her experiences during the Second World War. She discusses her family background and memories following the attack on Pearl Harbor. She describes life in Western Kentucky during the Second World War and the general attitude in the region. She offers insight into the local war bond drives, rationing, Camp Breckinridge and Sturgis Airfield.

Biographical / Historical note: Wanda Quirey was born in Christian County, Kentucky on July 18, 1921. She grew up in Crofton and Earlington, Kentucky. As a teenager she worked at a local drugstore. She married and moved to Sturgis, Kentucky in 1942. Her husband was a soldier with General George C. Patton’s Third Army Corps in Europe. During the war, she was a member of the Junior Women’s Club and worked for the Red Cross. She concludes with her thoughts on prominent political leaders and significant events of the war.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Quirey, Wanda, 1921-

World War, 1939-1945 – Kentucky – Lyon County.

Crofton (Ky.)

Earlington (Ky.) – History.

Sturgis (Ky.)

Union County (Ky.) – History.

Camp Breckinridge (Union County, Ky.)

Sturgis Airfield (Union County, Ky.)