Sue Bramhall was born July 26, 1934 in Seaford, Delaware. Mrs. Bramhall’s father owned the local paper, the Seaford Leader during her childhood and World War II. This provided the elementary school aged Sue with a closer look at the war. Her mother also was a plane spotter. As an adult, Sue has been a History and English teacher as well as a writer for the local paper. Now 84, Sue has resided in Seaford her entire life, and she continues to write for the paper.
In this interview, Sue Bramhall conveys Seaford, Delaware’s connection to World War II by sharing stories from the Home Front. She emphasizes the perspective of the youth during this time leading to stories of her own Home Front experience. Her elementary school was located near the town’s POW camp which she describes as a frightful experience having to pass it regularly. She recalls her parents volunteering as plane spotters and spoke about the influx of engineers coming to work for the DuPont Company. Sue also discussed how rationing impacted her family and reflected on the news coverage of Seaford boys and girls who left town to serve.