Evansville in World War II
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During World War II, the city of Evansville manufactured vast amounts of armaments that were vital to the Allied victory. The Evansville Ordnance Plant made 96 percent of all .45-caliber ammunition used in the war, while the Republic Aviation Plant produced more than 6,500 P-47 Thunderbolts—almost half of all P-47s built during the war. At its peak, the local shipyard employed upward of eighteen thousand men and women who forged 167 of the iconic Landing Ship Tank vessels. In this captivating and fast-paced account, University of Evansville historian James Lachlan MacLeod reveals the enormous influence these wartime industries had on the social, economic and cultural life of the city.
The History Press
: 9781626196759
: The History Press
: 11/02/2015
: Indiana
: Military
: 51 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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James L. MacLeod was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He taught history and British studies at Harlaxton College from 1994 to1999 and since 1999 has been a member of the history department at the University of Evansville. He conducts research and teaches courses in European history and the two world wars, and lectures frequently on these topics.
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