Michigan in World War II

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Detroit’s role as the Arsenal of Democracy during World War II is well known, but the war effort in Michigan extended to all corners of the state. Schoolchildren showed their patriotism by raising money for war bonds to buy planes, tanks and jeeps. The locks in Sault Ste. Marie were considered a potential target of a German attack and were guarded accordingly. A spy ring in Detroit mobilized an unsuccessful attempt to help an escaped German POW flee the continent. A top-secret navy project, undisclosed until the 1990s, set aircraft carriers afloat on the Great Lakes. Compiling more than 180 images, including many never before seen, author Dan Mason unfolds the stories of Michigander grit and courage overseas and at home.
ISBN: 9781467147330
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: Military
Images: 190
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Daniel W. Mason studied history at Lake Superior College in the early 1980s and always had a passion for history. He works full-time for an overnight carrier as a tractor-trailer driver and published his first book, Images in Aviation: Detroit Metro Airport, in 2011. He also volunteers digitizing photos for the Wayne County Airport Authority and documenting events at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. He is president of the Detroit Metro Airport Historical Society and president of the Downriver Historical Organization.
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