Ellie Noble was nine years old and living in Annapolis, Maryland, at the start of World War II. As a carefree and independent little girl, she felt the war tended to completely ignore her as a young child.
In her interview, Ellie discusses how the city of Annapolis was integrated fully with the Naval Academy. She also speaks about her parents’ jobs throughout the war. Her father was the head of the Maryland branch of the rationing services led by the Office of Price Administration (OPA) and her mother was the executive secretary for the Comptroller of Maryland, Louis Goldstein.