Jean L. Krauklin transcript
Scope and Contents
This oral history interview transcript relates to Jean Krauklin who served in the USO United Service Organization and the Office of Price Administration (OPA) during World War II.
- Event: 1941-1945
- Krauklin, Jean L. , 1923-2019 (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Jean Krauklin was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on March 30th, 1923. Krauklin attended Berlin High School and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. Her brothers were in the military at the time, and she describes her fears during this time. She then worked as a secretary, then went into the USO. She and her brothers would write letters to to each other. In the USO, part of her work consisted of dancing with enlisted men. She was kept informed about the war through the radio and news articles. Krauklin was dismayed by the events of World War II and wished to assist in any way she could with the war effort. Jean was married to Buchanan Loesch for 25 years and after their divorce lived in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands with her second husband Ewald Krauklin. After Ewald’s passing in 1922, Jean and Vollmer Hetherington became a couple. Jean has a daughter, Karen Loesch Whitehill, and two sons, Pether Loesch and Stacy Loesch. Jean passed away February 9th, 2019 at the age of 95 and she is buried in Deer Isle, Maine. The information contained within this description was from Jean’s obituary published February 15, 2019 in The Berlin Sun.
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Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.
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