Americans in Wartime Experience

Olwen Wheeler

World War II

During World War II, Olwen Wheeler, now a U.S. citizen,  lived in Manchester, England.  She shares her recollections of living through German air raids.  Despite being very young during the bombings, Olwen vividly remembers hearing the air raid sirens and being whisked away by her parents into bomb shelters.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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