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Asking the research question, "What is the lived experience of women whose fathers died in World War II?" led to awareness of the unexplored impact of war loss on children. It was hypothesized that this research would show that women who experienced father-loss due to war would share commonality in certain areas. Areas of exploration including current demographic information; circumstances at the time of the father's death; data on the mother, father, stepfather, grandparents, and siblings; life perceptions; family relationships; romantic partnerships; and midlife experiences, were addressed in a heuristic interview process. Seven women were interviewed and told their father-loss stories. Inquiry into the experience of childhood bereavement due to father loss is integrated into this study.