Tag Archives: World War II

V-J Day

V-J Day Memories

V-J Day Memories: Where were you when? Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 As the 50th anniversary of V-J Day approaches, some Winnetka residents recall their wartime experiences and where they were on August 14, 1945. Bob Woolson was stationed on Guam as a 1st lieutenant in the Army Air […]

An Interview with Arthur Hershkowitz

Gazette Article by: Sarah Peck and Shale Harper Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2002 Mr. Hershkowitz walked into the room with confidence. As he sat down, we noticed that he looked very comfortable talking about the war. He started right in with what rank and section he was. As he explained to us a short […]

Philip Hoza

Gazette Article by: Quinn Slack, Matt Bunn and Alex Vogl Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 2002 An Interview with Philip Hoza Philip Hoza served in World War II in the European theatre starting when he was 26. Mr. Hoza attended New Trier and graduated in 1934. Before that, he went to Greeley and Skokie. He […]

WWII Winnetka Veterans

Gazette Article by: Joan Evanich Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2002 World War II will not be forgotten if Stephanie Welter’s eighth grade students have anything to say about it. The staff of the Winnetka Historical Society joined with Washburne School teachers and students on an exciting history project. Incorporating history, math, science and English, […]

Remembering Winnetka’s WWII Veterans

Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 The Winnetka Historical Society’s past exhibit, “Serving on All Fronts: Winnetka and World War II,” is noteworthy for its unique artifacts, fascinating stories and interesting displays. The exhibit showcased the uniforms and stories of five Winnetka veterans, and includes artifacts that illustrate the war in Europe and the Pacific, as […]


One-of-a-Kind Winnetka WWII Veteran Database

Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 Due to incredible foresight, the Winnetka Historical Society has an extremely valuable resource relating to World War II. In April 1945, the Winnetka Village Council authorized the appointment of a Joint Committee on War Records. This unique committee was comprised of representatives from Winnetka American Legion Post #10, the […]


Matchett Letters Open Door on WWII Love Story

Gazette Article by Susan Crowe Whitcomb Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 Letters to and from Americans serving in the military during World War II were as important to victory as ammunition and K-rations. The connection with loved ones was vital to morale overseas and commitment to the war effort at home. The Historical Society […]

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Summer of ’44: A Local Story

Gazette Article by Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2011 Dramatic World War II stories from the battlefront understandably obscure the quieter tales on the home front. Yet nearly everyone within our country’s borders experienced the war effort though ration cards, recycling requirements, and product scarcity. Labor shortages in manufacturing made jobs outside the […]

In Memorium: Tuck Weaver

Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2012 Winnetka recently lost one of its true heroes. Everett P. “Tuck” Weaver died on September 17 at the age of 94. People lucky enough to know Tuck speak of him with reverence. Tuck was the epitome of the “greatest generation:” a World War II […]