Monthly Archives: August 2011

World War II anti-aircraft fire brings down York man’s plane.

Walter Ziegler was captured by the Germans when his B-17 was shot down near Vienna on February 13, 1945. He was a prisoner of war for two and a half months. That might seem like a relatively short time as … Continue reading

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York World War II USO—Part Two

Here’s more from the 1943 York USO flier I mentioned in my last post. The statistics of services the York USO had provided, just up to September 1943, are pretty impressive. See below: 7,400 Service Men Guests at YORK USO … Continue reading

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York U.S.O. Served Members of Our Armed Forces

While researching an upcoming York Sunday News column on Walter Ziegler, a Yorker who was a World War II POW, I came across a leaflet about York USO (United Service Organizations) activities during September 1943. (Click here for fellow blogger … Continue reading

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York County People Still Reading

Book Blast–ready to go Time for the annual York County Heritage Trust Book Blast. Lots of gently read fiction and non-fiction books are available as well as a nice selection of specially priced local history/collectible books and an assortment of … Continue reading

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York Department Store Makes Sure Customers Get Stockings During World War II

The Bon-Ton, Market & Beaver, York, c. 1945 The first priority during World War II was supplying the armed forces.. Silk, and then the fairly new fiber, nylon, were needed for parachutes and other uses. That made women’s stocking hard … Continue reading

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Bands Play on at St. Luke’s Picnic at New Bridgeville

Front row: Robert Haugh, Claude Gemmill, Elmer Conrad, Howard Haugh, Daniel Douglas. Middle row: Luther Keeports, Curvin Markel, Frank Hake, James Thompson, William Conrad, Henry Shewell, Ed Shelley, Joseph Stermer. Back row: Roy Gemmill, L.D. Sangrey, Emory Beck, Ernest “Tom” … Continue reading

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