This weekend marks the 76th anniversary V-J Day, the day that the Japanese surrendered to the United States to end World War II.
And the interview you’re about to hear includes one of the most moving and poignant stories associated with that day. More on that in a minute…
For the entire duration of the war, America’s entertainers provided an invaluable service to their country, by putting on literally thousands of shows for servicemen and women in the US and abroad.
And one of the most popular entertainment Acts what’s The Andrews Sisters, a trio from Minnesota that included Laverne, Maxine, and Patti. To this day, they are known for a number of hit songs…
I met Maxine Andrews a 1993, when she wrote a book about The Andrews Sisters and their experience in the USO during World War II.
Along with her co-author, writer Bill Gilbert, Andrews described the long days and weeks and months of performing, which no one complained about.
And I promise you, the story Maxine Andrews tells about V-J day is a story you will always remember.
So here now, from 1993, Maxine Andrews.
Maexene Andrews died two years after this interview. She was 79.