World War II on the Oregon coast

Joann Kangiser Schneider’s four brothers all served in World War II. They are (left to right): Lawrence, Gilbert, Joe and Marion. (Courtesy photo)

Joann Kangiser Schneider, who was a teenager during World War II, and North Lincoln County Historical Museum President Mick McLean will give a presentation about WWII on the Oregon coast.

Their presentation will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at North Lincoln County Historical Museum, located at 4907 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City.

There will be a slideshow, and they will lead discussions and encourage stories about “dim outs," rationing cards, coast patrols and more happening in north Lincoln County during WWII.

Schneider (Taft High School Class of ’47) will share her personal experiences and those of her four brothers and future husband, "Red" Schneider, who all joined the war effort. McLean will describe how two regions a sea apart prepared for invasion — Lincolnshire, England, after the fall of Dunkirk, and Lincoln County, Oregon, after Pearl Harbor. “Both counties felt the threat of invasion was real,” he explained.


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