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Posted by Sammy on Friday, January 24th 2020:

In Reply to: World War11 recollections posted by Tim Dineen on Monday, January 20th 2020:

I was two years old when the United States entered World War 2 following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Although I have no recollection of that event, I soon began to hear the sound of the air raid siren which came from the roof of the Allerton Avenue elevated subway station at White Plains Road, a half block away from the backyard of our two-family house on Cruger Avenue. EVERY Saturday at exactly 12 Noon for the next four years until 1945, I had to endure the screaming, deafening and frightening sound of the siren which felt like it was coming NOT from the station`s roof, but from the roof of MY house! Even as a small child, I sensed the horrors of war, just by living SO CLOSE to an air raid siren!

Sammy L. Schwartz

Reference ID: BX87888


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