Title

Theodora and Stephen McCormick of Swan Island met in 1945 in Hawaii, when he was

Authors

Sandra Dinsmore

Source

Island Journal

Date

2006

Volume Number

Volume 22

Pages

34-37

Abstract

Theodora and Stephen McCormick of Swan Island met in 1945 in Hawaii, when he was 27 and both were working for the Red Cross. She broadcast for Armed Forces Radio as "Saipan Ann" to American airmen flying missions over Japan. Before the war, Steve worked at Mutual Broadcasting and introduced President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Fireside Chats," after winning the assignment in a lottery. After the war, he did two television shows for NBC, and he and Theo did a "Mr. and Mrs." radio program. The late James Gillespie of Swan Island wept when he discovered that his friend Theo was the Saipan Ann he'd listened to in the Pacific when his submarine surfaced.

Subjects

Swan Island Kennebec River, World War, 1939-1945 Veterans

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