Wisconsin January 09, 2016
Most People Have Never Seen These 14 Photos Taken During WWII In Wisconsin
It is definitely insane to think that the horrors of World War II only happened 70 years ago. So what was Wisconsin like during this crazy time in our world’s history? Here are 14 photos that give you a glimpse into those times.
1. The FSA (Farm Security Administration) county supervisor discusses farm plan with rehabilitation client in Grant County, Wisconsin in 1939.
2. This is a downtown scene of Boscobel, Wisconsin in 1939.
3. He is an ore puncher in Allouez, Wisconsin in 1941.
4. This man clamps the top of the barrel of powdered milk in Antigo, Wisconsin.
5. Here are some women hanging out in Milwaukee in 1939.
6. This German couple takes a stroll in Milwaukee in 1939.
7. This Greendale food store looks plenty stocked.
8. A former bank clerk and a college graduate who majored in physics find war jobs in the shipping department of a large Midwest supercharger plant. Betty Hinz (left) whose husband is in the Army Air Corps, left a job in a Milwaukee bank to take a more active part in the war effort.
9. These are supercharger plant workers. Plant foremen point to 20-year-old Annie Tabor as one of their best lathe operators, despite her lack of previous industrial experience. Employed by a large Midwest supercharger plant, this young woman machines parts of aircraft engines.
10. This is a war production worker at the Vilter [Manufacturing] Company making M5 and M7 guns for the U.S. Army, Milwaukee, Wis. She is an ex-housewife, age 24, filing small parts. Her husband and brother are in the armed service.
11. War production workers at the Heil Company make gasoline trailer tanks for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Enola O'Connell, age thirty-two, widow and mother of one child, welds part of a trailer. She is the only woman welder in the plant. This is her first job outside her house.
12. Check out this sign in Viroqua in 1942.
13. Teddy Saugstad plays with a tinker toy in1942.
14. Saugstad and son, Teddy, watch the soil tester at work in 1942.
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