Most People Have Never Seen These 13 Photos Taken During WWII In Illinois

It’s so crazy to think that the horrors of World War II happened only 70-80 years ago. While the war was going on, Americans were living their lives and helping to contribute in whatever way that they could. Here are some pictures documenting life in Illinois during the WWII era.

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