WWII: Pennsylvania’s Patriots

Walter Helsinky left Bethlehem at age nineteen bound for the enemy-infested jungles of New Guinea. Jack Durkin of Warminster had a room with a view as a ball gunner in […]

Walter Helsinky left Bethlehem at age nineteen bound for the enemy-infested jungles of New Guinea. Jack Durkin of Warminster had a room with a view as a ball gunner in a B-17 Bomber…  one of the riskiest jobs in the Army Air Force. Evangeline Coeyman of Allentown just graduated from nursing school when she went off to care for American wounded in battles throughout Western Europe.

These are just a few of the people who share their stories in WORLD WAR II: Pennsylvania’s Patriots — a one hour special giving voice to the veterans in our viewing area who served in the war and played a role in thwarting the march of fascism across Europe and throughout the South Pacific.