Niagara Falls in World War II

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Niagara Falls, both a natural wonder and a tourist destination, played a prominent role on the homefront during the Second World War. Many men and women worked diligently stateside in wartime industrial plants. One of the area's largest employers, Bell Aircraft, produced P-39 Airacobras and P-63 Kingcobra fighter planes. The company also contributed to more than thirty thousand aircraft for America and its Allies. Other residents, including Mayor Edward W. Mirrington Jr., were called to serve. Through numerous personal interviews, photos and wartime recipes, author and local historian Michelle Ann Kratts honors the World War II efforts of locals both at home and abroad.
ISBN: 9781467137379
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Military
Images: 85
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michelle Ann Kratts has written, edited or contributed to several books of local interest, including the Italians of Niagara Falls (Vols. I and II) and Angels on the Battlefield: Niagara's Civil War Past. She is presently a librarian at the Lewiston Public Library, and she holds degrees from Niagara University, the University of Toronto and the University of New York at Buffalo.
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