War Stories

exhibit Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II. Personal experiences of men and women who served on the homefront and overseas.

American Airpower Heritage Museum. Over 2,000 oral histories from WW II veterans of aviation.

Stalag Luft I. Reminiscences written by POWs during World War II, before and after being shot down and imprisoned.

What Did You Do In The War, Grandma? An oral history of Rhode Island women during War War II.

Permanent Exhibit



It may have been weather, or a faulty engine. A U.S. Air Force crew of ten left England on January 10, 1945 for a bombing run over Germany during World War II. Crashing just after take-off with a full load of bombs, only six returned.

One of the survivors was Ronni Nordby's dad, Staff Sergeant Arthur J. Dobias. Nordby has shared numerous artifacts with the In Their Own Words Veteran's Museum for a permanent World War II display, including recounting of event written by Dobias.

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Throughout history war has had a profound effect on the men and women of rural America, bringing changes to them as well as to the communities from which they came. Perham's In Their Own Words Veterans' Museum invites you to experience the memories and events of those who were there.