America on the Homefront
Introduction Rationing and Controlling Prices Defending the Homefront Wartime Research and Development War Work & the Role of Women Additional Online Homefront Resources Introduction The following is a selection of records compiled from the National Archives at Boston that illustrate different aspects of life on the homefront during World War II. More than any war before or
[Photograph of Tuskegee airmen attending a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945]
1 negative : film. | Photograph shows Tuskegee airmen attending a briefing. Foreground (left to right): Joseph L. "Joe" Chineworth (partial view, wheel cap) Memphis, TN, Class 44-E; Emile G. Clifton, San Francisco, CA, Class 44-B; Richard S. "Rip" Harder, Brooklyn, NY, Class 44-B. Along back wall (back to front): Frank N. Wright, Elmsford, NY, Class 44-F; Robert J. Murdic, Franklin, TN, Class 44-F; Jimmie D. Wheeler. At Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945. (Source: Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter…
World War II - Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues | Exhibitions
Before the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941, cartoonists, like the rest of the country, were divided over the issue of American intervention. Herblock favored intervention in Europe. However, during the same period, many of his fellow cartoonists discounted Hitler or chose to focus on national defense.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the invasion began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region during World War II. The operation was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and has been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.