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Pat Cross: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Cross, Pat
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Pat Cross: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Pat Cross was born on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1926 in Normal, Illinois. In this interview, she describes her childhood growing up in Normal before the start of the Second World War. Following a six-month training program at the University of Minnesota, Pat worked as a radar engineering aide at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. She describes her recollection of the training program and her memories of working at Wright Field. Following the war, she completed her doctorate at the University of Illinois before teaching and serving as an administrator at Cornell University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2012
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Cross, Pat. "Pat Cross: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2012. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.