World War II


  • WWII Prairie Memories | American Ingenuity and Allied Tenacity and Vengeance

    Listen to wartime accounts from Army officer Bernie Wagner, Valley City, ND; infantryman Ambrey Thomas, Moorhead, MN; Marine paratrooper Lyle Bjone, Kathryn, ND; Canadian infantryman Elmer Rempel, Morris, MB, sailor David Boisjolie, Fargo, ND; and Canadian Army signalman Sam Sadler. 

    World War II veterans are extraordinary – their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experiences that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

    Grades: 5-12
  • WWII Prairie Memories | Tragedy and Comedy, Life in the Military

    Listen to some of the strongest wartime memories of sailor Jack Schulstad, Barnesville, MN;aviation cadet Henry LaBore, Fargo, ND; sailor John Harrison Abel, Hitterdal, MN; infantryman Loren Olson, Ada, MN; Canadian Army sapper Fred Herring, Morris, MB, and infantryman LeRoy Quernemoen, Fergus Falls, MN. Develop an appreciation for WWII Veterans.

    World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

    Grades: 5-12
  • WWII Prairie Memories | Kamikazes in the Pacific and Cold in Europe

    Hear the stories of Navy gunner Dick Severson, Fargo, ND; Navy bosun mate Donovan Witham, West Fargo, ND; and infantryman Wayne Rowe relate stories of wartime incidents.

    World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

    Grades: 5-12
  • WWII Prairie Memories | Pilots and Presenting Arms

    Students will examine the experiences of Donald Cook, RCAF pilot, Emerson, MB; Noble Peterson, Air Corps pilot, Lemmon, SD; and U.S. Marine Dale Svingen, Fargo, ND as they share their stories in the air and in the occupation forces of World War II.

    World War II veterans are extraordinary – their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes.

    Grades: 5-11
  • WWII Prairie Memories | At Home in the Classroom, in the Air and on the Ground

    Probe wartime experiences as related by country schoolteacher Dorothy Bork, Moorhead, MN; Canadian army cook Jack Naturkach, Winnipeg, MB; Erwin Johnson, Army Corps of Engineers, Hawley, MN;, Air Corps pilot Richard Baron, Mandan, ND; and Melvin Bork, US Army, Moorhead, MN. 

    World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

    Grades: 5-12
  • WWII Prairie Memories | On the Beaches and in the Air

    Listen to WWII stories from Navy nurse Hjerdis Watson, Fargo, ND; Army Infantrymen Harold Bach, Dickinson, ND; and Russell Deserly, New Town, ND; Air Corps Pilot and POW George Ott, Dickinson, ND; and Canadian Sailor William Rolls tell their stories.

    World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

    Grades: 5-12
  • WWII Prairie Memories | On the Battlefront and the Home Front

    Probe war stories from Norman Kuehl, Japan occupation forces, Fargo, ND; Army Infantryman James Rosendahl, Pelican Rapids, MN; U.S. Marine Donald Charpentier, Fargo, ND; and Sailor and Former Governor William Guy, Fargo, ND.

    World War II veterans are extraordinary – their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

    Grades: 5-12
  • WWII Prairie Memories | “We Had an Obligation to Protect our Country”

    Students will comprehend interviews with Sailor and Former Governor William L. Guy, Fargo; Marine Arthur Olien, Oakes, ND; Canadian Air Forceman Alex Godkin, Morris, MB; Navy pilot Stewart Bass and Army Captain Thomas McMahon, both of Fargo, ND; and Canadian sailor Colin McKenzie, Winnipeg, MB.

    World War II veterans are extraordinary – their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

    Grades: 5-12
  • WWII Prairie Memories | Diverse Experiences

    Listen to stories about WWII, as recounted by sailor John Beston, army nurse Marcy Korda, RCAF pilot Leonard Jorgenson, navy ship fitter James Fritz, army sergeant Earl Roesler, and RCAF mechanic Roy Empson, in this episode of WWII Prairie Memories.

    World War II veterans are extraordinary — their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured our freedoms. WWII Prairie Memories is a collection of veteran voices as well as a piece of history that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. The episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at Veterans Bonanzaville in West Fargo, ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora, ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo, ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead, MN; and Morris Legion, Morris, MB.

    Grades: 5-12

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