World War II
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
El Paso resident during World War II.
Summary of Interview
Part of World War II Project. El Paso Homefront; biographical information; recalls Fort Bliss payroll pick-up at El Paso National Bank with armed guards and sacks of money; discusses rationing and arrival of troop trains; recalls dances at Liberty Hall and Rec Hall with Big Bands such as Tommy Dorsey; reflects on POWs, Italian camp across the street from Washington Park and the German Camp at Fort Bliss.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
Interview with Helen Wilkins by Rebecca Craver, 1994, "Interview no. 815," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.