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A Production Miracle U.S Mobilization of resources Sara Perry
War Life Many different racial and ethnic backgrounds joined the fight. Within a year the army grew from about 1. 4 million to more than 3 million. The navy increased from under 300,000 to more then 600,000. The marines expanded from only about 54,000 to almost 150,000 300,000 Mexican Americas 25,000 Native Americans Mexican and Native Americans served in integrated units. About 1,000,000 African Americas joined and served in segregated units. As more casualties occurred African Americas sat more active combat, and even white combats.
Over 350,000 women responded to the call. In 1941 a women's army auxiliary corps was established. Women army corps provided clerical workers, truck drivers, instructors, and lab technicians for the U.S army. Over 150,000 women, volunteered for this service. More then 57,000 women served in the army nurse corps, putting themselves in danger to care for the wounded. America started to mobilize in response to the lend-lease act. January 1942- the government set up the war Production Board. –To over see the conversation of peacetime industry to war industry. –Office of the war mobilization was there to supervise all of the efforts of citizens. Production of good Production contracts Negotiate with organized labor controlling inflation.
By the end of 1944 the allies had a large advantage over the axis. the reason for that was because American Production levels were double the axis put together. To American Production, without which the war would be lost –Joseph Stalin, an allied leader. At first only the army, the largest wing of the military services, took draftees. In order to keep the nations vital flow of weapons and food from being disrupted, draft boards could differ farmers and workers employed in war industries. –The armies own doctors in the first year of the draft rejected nearsighted and even one-eyed men, illiterates and convicted criminals.
Clothing, Equipment and training Clothing and Equipment evolved to meet the needs revealed by over seas combat. –Leather soled boots –The cloth leggings –U.S soldiers had wound around their calves were abandoned when army boots were redesigned to fit higher on the leg –Tin-helmets or round helmets with liner After training many combat veterans complained that their training had been to hurried or that they had been too tired to pay attention. They pointed out many of the subjects taught in training were irrelevant to the actually challenged they faced in battle.
Ration Cards The C ration and K ration that were issued to soldiers went into combat improved. Army nutritionists discovered the foods that soldiers did not want any part of. –A type of food canned meat –Vegetable hash –Instant lemonade Were not so popular. Instant coffee