Kay Summersby is notable and has maintained a marginal place in history due to her possible romantic affair with Dwight Eisenhower during the 1942-1945 period. Eisenhower Was My Boss, Summersby`s 1948 memoir of the war years, makes no mention of any "affair" with Eisenhower; however, her 1975 autobiography, "Past Forgetting: My Love Affair with Dwight D. Eisenhower", is a book devoted to the romantic relationship between the two. This second book, written after Eisenhower had died in 1969, was a deathbed statement from Ms. Summersby in which she sets forth that she wanted to set the record straight. There had been many rumors concerning the nature of their relationship, both during and after the war; she stated in her second book that she did not mention anything about this in her war memoir due to her concern for Eisenhower`s privacy.
Where/How First Met
She was assigned to drive Major General Dwight Eisenhower when he arrived in London in May, 1942.