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The more I read about the noncombat support roles during WWII, the more fascinating that period is. Everything including production, logistics, espionage and so on.
 

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Thanks for posting this, Sub.

When I teach WW2 History, I spend a lot of time on life on the home front, along with how important our (N. American) manufacturing capacity was. The students are amazed to see how quickly factories shifted from locomotives, box cars, trucks, cars, and everything else, to the much needed war supplies. The stories of people like "Minister of Everything" C.D. Howe and "Queen of the Hurricanes" Elsie MacGill still inspire today.

http://www.junobeach.org/canada-in-wwii/articles/c-d-howe/

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/82/The-Queen-of-the-Hurricanes.aspx

The Americans thought Elsie MacGill was so amazing, they made a comic book about her!

 

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I grew up ( Well sort of!) just down the road from the Willow Run bomber plant & had several aunts who worked there during the war.Nearby was the GM Hydramatic plant where they made M-16's for Nam.
Even in my teens many factories in the area still had tall barbed wire fences and guard towers at each corner. One was Kelsey Hayes over at Romulus.
For all of the production that was done & shipped overseas on New made Liberty ships, you would think that the war lasted twenty years.
We've been loosing the war on terror for how many years now?
Next time you watch a WW11 movie in color, look for the FORD centercap on the Bomber steering wheels!
 

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Seattle during WWII. A town that never existed. Aka bomber plant camouflage
http://dornob.com/civic-camouflage-a-wwii-neighborhood-that-never-existed/
One of my shipmates was about half in the bag and drove his car into the corner of one of the camouflage painted shops in Pearl Harbor. His defense was that he didn't see it.

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My recollections of conversation about wartime Detroit are about race riots. My Mom had worked in Detroit in the '30s in a shoe factory and was pretty familiar with the layout and the demographics.
 

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I once knew a guy who would go table to table and pinch the waitresses' tips.
 
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