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Maureen Lober - World War II

Maureen (Macy) Lober grew up in Litchfield, Illinois, but following the attack on Pearl Harbor, her father joined the U.S. Army and moved the family to West Los Angeles, California, where he was assigned to an anti-aircraft unit. Maureen shares her memories of the war, and her experiences attending University High School in West Los Angeles. She was with her mother in San Francisco on VJ Day, and remembers well the streets being flooded with sailors celebrating and hugging all the girls they could find, to include the Macy girls.

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VJ Day in San Francisco

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See also the interview with Arlyn Lober, Maureen's husband who served as a tanker in the European theater during World War II.

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Sisters Maureen, Janet and Carol Macy with their dog Tarbaby outside their West Los Angeles home, near the UCLA campus, circa 1943.

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UCLA Campus, California

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1943

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Captain Maurice Macy, on the right, was the commander of an air defense artillery battery in Santa Monica. Circa 1944.

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Santa Monica, California

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1944

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Maureen, Janet and Carol enjoyed a day at the beach near their home in West Los Angeles during the summer of 1944. Their father was stationed in nearby Santa Monica.

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West Los Angeles, California

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1944

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Narrator's Photo

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Maureen’s parents, Ila and Maurice Macy, pose for a photo overlooking the ocean at Santa Monica, California in 1944, where Maurice commanded an artillery battery.

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Santa Monica, California

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1944

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Maureen, Carol and Janet with their mother somewhere near the mountains of California on May 18, 1944.

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California

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1944

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Narrator's Photo

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Janet, Maureen and Carol get their photo taken in one of the jeeps assigned to their father’s artillery battery in 1944.

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California

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1944

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Narrator's Photo

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Maureen Macy and her sisters often found time to go riding at one of the local stables in the Los Angeles area, circa 1944.

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Los Angeles, California

When:

1944

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Narrator's Photo

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Maureen Macy’s graduation photo in the spring of 1947. She graduated from Florida State University, where her father was serving as commander of a prisoner of war camp.

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Florida State University, Florida

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1947

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Narrator's Photo

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Arlen and Maureen Lober, circa 1980s, when Arlen worked as a teacher and coach at Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois, and Maureen practiced law.

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Springfield, Illinois

When:

c.1980s

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Narrator's Photo



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