Most People Have Never Seen These 14 Photos Taken During WWII In New Jersey

World War II officially lasted from September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945, though conflicts had been going on for years. The war was fought thousands of miles away, New Jersey residents were impacted in many ways. We sent our residents to fight, many who never came back. On the home front, we were rationing, producing supplies to use overseas, and glued to our radios listening for news. It was a tumultuous time that led to major changes in our state, including both an economic and baby boom. Here are several rare photos that reflect daily life during the infamous era:

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Our state was so different during World War II. New Jersey was home to many airfields and ammunition factories, and came together for the war effort. Do you have any New Jersey World War II stories?