Video Course: Life of a Pilot’s Wife During World War 2, is a video course in documentary style that features insights and wisdom of Lucille Maris, now 94. She was a young, stateside bride in the USA during the 1940s.
The course is available in the online learning platform, Udemy. You can access the videos from any device that has Internet connection and ability to stream videos (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone). My favorite way to take a Udemy course is to watch/listen to lectures through the Udemy app on my phone.
Click here to register for viewing the documentary in Udemy: Life a Pilot’s Wife During World War 2
The experience of taking the course is similar to watching a two-hour video documentary, however the video recordings are chunked into short videos of 3 – 5 minutes in length. You have opportunity to interact with me, Vickie Maris, in the discussion threads or through Periscope (follow @vickiemaris), Facebook Live, Twitter or Pinterest.
2-Disc Audio Program: Stories of a Stateside Bride told by Lucille Maris. Life in the 1940s United States as a young bride during World War II. Pop the cds in your cd player and hear many of Lucille’s stories, plus even a couple of stories that Jim tells (captured on 1990s recordings). You’ll also get to hear the Witness Tree, which is a lovely instrumental tune by my husband, Scott Greeson, and Malachi Jaggers. I play accordion on this tune.
Memoirs of a B-24 Bomber Pilot: Book is being edited. Please add your name to the email list in the form on the right, so that we can let you know when it’s available.
Author’s Note About the Site, Stateside Bride: This is a collection of online learning materials (audio, video, online course) and an upcoming book, I have compiled about my parents’ experiences during World War 2 and life in the 1940s. I started out interviewing my dad, James R. Maris, to capture his stories about his childhood and his decision to enlist in the US Army Air Corps.
After his 23 years of service in the US Air Force, Dad was called to Purdue University to start the program that soon became the Department of Aviation Technology at Purdue.
His life timeline moved from building model airplanes, driving a taxi, becoming a mechanic, flying war planes, refurbishing historic planes, building his own planes, teaching people to fly airplanes, teaching mechanics of airplanes, telling stories of airplanes and the history of flight. His life calling was aviation. Devoted husband, father, son, bomber crew pilot, university leader and professor, Dad lived his life full out.
He was born in 1919 and left us to be with the Lord on January 9, 2008, just a few days shy of the 65th wedding anniversary he would have shared with my mom, Lucille Maris.
He wrote his memoirs about the 30 missions he flew out of England as a pilot of a B-24 bomber plane in the second World War. His second mission was D-Day.
I have been editing his memoirs and adding in the stories from my mom.
In 2014, I started interviewing my mom in order to get her perspective of life as a stateside bride while her husband was fighting overseas. She sheds such an interesting perspective on dealing with the stresses of her spouse being deployed and having very little communication with him during his deployment. In my interviews with her for my first podcast, cd program and online course, she enlightens us on the history of the 1940s from a woman’s perspective.
Thanks for visiting the site. I pray you gain useful takeaways from coming along on this journey with me. And thank you for telling other people about these resources about World War 2.