Wisconsin's Flying Trees in World War II: A Victory for American Forest Products and Allied Aviation

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Wisconsin's trees heard "Timber " during World War II, as the forest products industry of the Badger State played a key role in the Allied aerial campaign. It was Wisconsin that provided the material for the De Havilland Mosquito, known as the "Timber Terror," while the CG-4A battle-ready gliders, cloaked in stealthy silence, carried the 82nd and 101st Airborne into fierce fighting throughout Europe and the Pacific. Sara Witter Connor follows a forgotten thread of the American war effort, celebrating the factory workers, lumberjacks, pilots and innovative thinkers of the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory who helped win a world war with paper, wood and glue.
ISBN: 9781626193505
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Wisconsin
Images: 130
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Sara Connor is a longtime board member and president of the Forest History Association of Wisconsin, and has also served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame and Camp 5 Museum Foundation. Connor curated the nationally traveling Wisconsin's Flying trees: Wisconsin Plywood Industry's Contribution to WWII exhibit, which was displayed to over 175, 000 viewers.
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