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Document Details


Title: Vera Cecelia Gustafson Palmer
Local code: AFC/2001/001/17171
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Collection: Veterans History Project
Description: From Morocco and Naples to the Battle of the Bulge and Dachau, Vera Gustafson accumulated a lifetime of memories in only three years of service during World War II. She used her leave time to squeeze in some of the sights in Europe and, more importantly, managed a semi-secret romance with a mess sergeant attached to her hospital, a man who later became her husband.
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Speaker: Palmer, Vera Cecelia Gustafson, 1917-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 17-Mar-1917
Speaker place of birth: Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Willie, Michael Lloyd
Organizations discussed: U.S. Army. Nurse Corps
Historical events discussed: Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944-January 16, 1945; Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp, April 29, 1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Africa; Ardennes; Belgium; Europe; Germany; Morocco
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Africa; Ardennes; Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944-January 16, 1945; Belgium; Europe; Germany; Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp, April 29, 1945; Morocco; Oral history; U.S. Army. Nurse Corps; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Belgium; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation; World War, 1939-1945--Medical care; World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0032944-36051