"Victory Belle" Betty Treppedi worked at the Hempstead USO. After the war she met Air Force Veteran Michael Fevola at a dance in Queens and they were married in June of 1948. She is my Mother-in-law. Photo at left, Betty, her sister Marie and girlfriends at the Hempstead USO.
The Hempstead USO Building today.
Newsday June 21, 1943
March 10, 1942
March 16, 1942
April 2, 1942
June 17, 1942, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
June 3, 1942, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
May 31, 1942 BDE
July 13, 1942, BDE
February 13, 1942, BDE
A windshield sticker similar to the one described.
10/31/1941-New York, NY: Taking off from Mitchel Field, New York, in a U.S. Army bomber converted into a Flying Showboat for a two weeks tour of the Caribbean bases where they will present live shows for Army and Navy men. (Left to right) Eddie Dowling, President of camp shows. Ray Boldger, Dancer. Mitzi Mayfair, Musical comedy dancer. Louis Polanski, (L to R center) Stan Laurel, Comedian. Jane Pickens, singer. Benay Venute, radio songstress, in the rear John Garfield, screen player who will act as master of ceremonies L-- and Oliver Hardy film comedian. Camp Shows, Inc. affiliate of U.S.O. is sponsoring the trip.