This Is The Single Craziest Thing You Never Knew Happened In Nebraska
Nebraska played a pivotal role in WWII by making high-quality aircraft and munitions right here at home. Nebraskans even warmed the hearts of servicemen at the North Platte Canteen, where volunteers provided them with home-cooked food and creature comforts as they shipped off to the war. And we certainly saw our share of brave service people go off to fight in that war as well. You might think that’s where Nebraska’s part in WWII ended…but you would be wrong.
Nebraska was bombed during WWII – several times.
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Did you know about Nebraska’s history of being bombed during wartime? If you lived in one of the affected areas at the time, tell us about your experiences with the one real bomb and the several fake bombs.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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