Connecticut in World War II (Images of America) (Paperback)

Connecticut in World War II (Images of America) By Mark Allen Baker Cover Image
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With the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941, and the United States' entry into World War II, our nation turned to Connecticut--as it did during World War I--for munitions, clothing, and other goods. And Connecticut answered the call: Manchester Mills increased silk production, Waterbury brass producers altered their manufacturing lines, and Bridgeport's Remington Arms--which had produced 50 percent of the US Army's small arms cartridges in World War I--increased its mass production capabilities. By the time Electric Boat, Hamilton Propellers, Pratt & Whitney, and many other Connecticut companies tallied up their production back in 1945, it amounted to over $8 billion in war contracts.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467126984
ISBN-10: 1467126985
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 16th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America