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Volume Listing > Volume 91 > 'Hey Milwaukee': a Wisconsin 'girl' goes to war, 1944-1945

Madison, James H. "'Hey Milwaukee': a Wisconsin 'girl' goes to war, 1944-1945"


'Hey Milwaukee': a Wisconsin 'Girl' Goes to War, 1944-1945: This article recounts the life of Elizabeth Richardson (1918-1945), an Indiana girl who came to Milwaukee's Downer College in 1936 and served with the American Red Cross in England and France in 1945. It details life at Downer, the home front in Milwaukee, and her decision to join the war effort as a Red Cross "Clubmobile" worker serving fresh coffee and American-style donuts behind the lines. She died in a plane crash while traveling between assignments near the end of World War Two. (13 pages)

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Citation: Madison, James H. "'Hey Milwaukee': a Wisconsin 'girl' goes to war, 1944-1945" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 91 /Issue: 1 (2007-2008)

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