Udemy - Aviator's Wife Tells of Home Front Life During World War 2
MP4 | Video: 1280x720 | 54 kbps | 48 KHz | Duration: 5 Hours | 4.38 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Lucille Maris tells of US Army Air Corps enlistment vs training of Jim Maris, vs his service as a bomber pilot in England.
This course will give you a greater appreciation for the fortitude it takes to not only serve in the military, but to be a spouse supporting a member of the military.
The course content provides a very personal look into how one couple dealt with decisions to enlist, to marry, to find housing, and to stay connected with an ocean in between them while the War was raging.
In this documentary-style course, you're treated to approximately two hours of video in which Vickie Maris, instructor, interviews her 93-year-old mom, Lucille Maris, about life as a young bride during World War 2 in the 1940s. Lucille's husband, Jim Maris, was a pilot of B-24 bombers who flew out Wendling, England in 1944.
You'll also get to view presentations of photos, drawings, receipts, letters and other memorabilia that were archived by the couple during the war years.
This journey spans from Lucille's early life on an Illinois farm to the time in the late 1930s when she was dating Jim and taking her first flight in a plane with him. Next is the decision to enlist in the US Army Air Corps, and the young couple's decision to marry. While the course is told through the perspective of this aviator's bride, you will also learn about the pilot's experiences as he was in training and combat.
Travel with them as they move from base to base during Jim's flight training, and then learn about Lucille's memories of saying goodbye to her young husband as he waved the wings of his B-24 to her as she stood atop the roof of the Hotel Jayhawk in Topeka, Kansas.
The course includes photos and stories from Jim's life on base with the 392nd Bomb Group of the 578th Bombardment Squadron. He flew 30 missions out of England, his second being D-Day. Look at memorabilia from his time on a tow target base where he flew A-20s and other aircraft that towed targets for fighter pilots to use for in-air shooting practice.
Jim Maris was a life-long pilot and educator. After 23 years of service in the US Air Force, he completed his career with 30 years of service at Purdue University. You'll hear Vickie and Lucille talk about his time at the university where he was called in to establish the department now known as the School of Aviation Technology.
Come along for this journey through history of the USA home front and life on base in England as the lives of these 1943 newlyweds unfold from one course lecture to the next.
What are the requirements?
If you have an Internet connection and the ability to stream videos, you will be able to jump right in and start learning in this course.
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 36 lectures and 4.5 hours of content!
Recognize the magnitude of World War 2 and the scarcities it created on the USA home front
Experience the mindset of a person who was a teenager in the late 1930s and feelings about enlistment
Appreciate the sacrifice and commitment of service men and women and the spouses and family who support them
Respect the complexities of piloting a B-24 bomber and leading a 10-member crew in combat
What is the target audience?
This is a course in World War 2 history for people who would like to learn about life on the USA home front. It's from the perspective of a young married couple who moved from military base to base while in flight training. The pilot, Jim Maris, was later stationed in 1944 with the 392nd Bomb Group in the 578th Bombardment Squadron in Wendling, England, and several of the course videos stem from this period. The content of this course is built around the photos, scrapbook drawings, maps and journal notes this B-24 bomber pilot and his wife, Lucille Maris, kept along the way. The videos include interviews the instructor has done with Lucille, age 92. You will experience input from Jim. This is not a course for the person looking for detailed World War 2 statistics, military strategy and tactics.