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Jack and Eleanor Bollinger: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Bollinger, Jack and Eleanor
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Jack and Eleanor Bollinger: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project
Abstract:
Jack and Eleanor Bollinger were married in 1947. In this joint interview, the Bollingers share their sixty years of memories of the Oakland Army Base. Their memories of the base date back to a fleeting moment around 1940, before the base was commissioned, when Eleanor caught a glimpse of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt touring the area that would become the base. As World War II veteran of the Navy, Jack Bollinger later worked as an electrician building federal Capehart Housing to shelter troops stationed on the base.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2008
Project:
Oakland Army Base
Oskicat record:
b17715988
Rights:
Bollinger, Jack and Eleanor. "Jack and Eleanor Bollinger: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project." Interview by Ann Lage in 2008. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.