Interviewee

Helen Wilkins

Interviewer

Rebecca Craver

Project

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

2-8-1994

Length of Interview

45 minutes

Tape Number

No. 815

Transcript Number

No. 815

Interview Number

No. 815

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

Only tape.

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