posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 03:26 PM
I was born eight years after the end if the war, it was still very dominant in everyday activities. My father was B-24 nose gunner, my neighbors were
a P-51 pilot, a Marine, USN etc. All went to college under the GI Bill. Probably none of them would have gone to school otherwise.
My barber had a Luger and a helmet he took from an unfortunate German on display, other neighbors included two Wehrmacht veterans. When I was very
young we lived in a triplex, our neighbors Max and Rose wore their Buchenwald tatoos the rest of their lives. I remember B-17's, tons of DC-3's,
even P-51's and a Dauntless at local small fields. War surplus stores were still brimming with war stuff. The navy came to visit with Fletcher class
The thing most everyone had in common was the war, what they did during it, even for women.