Presentation on theme: " After the declaration of war, 320,000 Georgian’s volunteered for military service: 7,388 died in battle 8 received the medal of honor."— Presentation transcript:
After the declaration of war, 320,000 Georgian’s volunteered for military service: 7,388 died in battle 8 received the medal of honor
In 1942, a German submarine sank the S.S. Oklahoma and the Baton Rougue (2 American ships) off the coast of St. Simmons island. Community rallied together to aid those injured in these attacks
Fort Oglethorpe, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Camp Wheeler and Fort Stewart were all used to house German, Austrian, and Italian soldiers captured by the Allies during the war. At one point we held 4,000 prisoners At the end of the war, the POWs were “re- educated” about what to expect when they returned to their war-torn countries. Some POWs decided to stay in GA
WWII boosted GA’s economy because millions of federal dollars came to the state for the production of military bases, such as: Fort Benning, Camp Gordon, Fort Stewart, Warner Robbins Air Field Fort McPherson became a major induction center for newly drafted soldiers from all over the nation
Farmers grew peanuts (for their oil), vegetables, cotton, and livestock to help feed the U.S. and our allies By 1944, this raised the annual farm income to $454, over three times what it was in 1940 Georgians donated 13 million pints of blood Rationing: everyday items such as gasoline, shoes, meat, butter, and sugar were limited Georgia students made care packages for soliders
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