Interview with Helen Yarsulik


Interview with Helen Yarsulik about her experience working on the B-25 Bomber at North American Aviation during World War II.She begins by discussing her parents' immigration to the United States, her childhood in the Strawberry Hill area of Kansas City, Kansas, and her parents' work in the meatpacking industry. She describes the day to day work at the plant, including her job in the tubing department, transportation to and from the site, and security to prevent against sabotage. She also recalls meeting her husband Bob after he returned from the service, wartime manufacturing at other sites in the Kansas City area, and getting to know coworkers who came from small Kansas towns for jobs at the big manufacturing hub.

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This project was funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library.
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Veteran's Oral History Project, VHP-8MM-007

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