The Greatest Generation
Beginning in 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, New Ipswich—along with the rest of the nation, began to mobilize for war. Dozens of young men, as well as a few women, enlisted in the military and went off to fight. Many returned, but some did not—and we are all forever in their debt.
Town historian Hazel Balch Moore preserved the memory of these heroic men and women in a photo album, which she created for the New Ipswich Historical Society. In this album, 121 photographs capture their faces, forever youthful, never to be forgotten.
The Historical Society’s “Greatest Generation” project aims to capture and preserve public memories of these young heroes. We are planning an exhibition of the photographs from the album, as well as a public lecture about the town’s experience with war. If you have memories you would like to share, please contact us, using the form at the right side of this page. We hope you will help us keep this “Greatest Generation” alive through our collective memories.
Here is a list of names of all of those pictured in the photo album. Use your back key to return to this page.