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World War II Prairie Memories Episode 2


Monday, May 29 at 9:30 pm

World War II shaped the lives and characters of a entire generation in a way that no other event has done. As part of a joint project between Prairie Public, the US National Archives, and producers of the PBS documentary series The War, Prairie Public crews produced three documentaries from dozens interviews with WWII veterans and civilians from North Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba to document their experiences during the war.

Produced in high-definition using archival footage from the National Archives,  WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experiences that defined this generation of heroes.

WWII Prairie Memories Part 2 include these veteran’s stories:

  • Drury Phebus, Army/Air Force, Baker, MT
  • Margaret Svingen, Fargo, ND
  • Wayne Owens, Coast Guard/Military Police, Fargo, ND
  • Donald White Bear, Navy, Parshall, ND
  • John Cote, Royal Candian Air Force, Emerson, MB
  • Patrick O’Brien, Navy, Belfield, ND
  • Dorothy Bork, , Moorhead, MN
  • Jack Naturkach, Canadian Army, Winnipeg, MB
  • Erwin Johnson, Corp of Engineers, Hawley, MN
  • Richard Baron, Air Force, Mandan, ND
  • Melvin Bork, Army, Moorhead, MN
  • Donald Cook, Royal Candian Air Force, Emerson, MB
  • Noble Peterson, Air Force, Lemmon, SD
  • Dale Svingen, Fargo, ND
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