Cleveland in World War II

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Berthed on the Cleveland lakefront, the battle-hardened submarine USS Cod serves as a proud reminder of the wartime contributions from the Greater Cleveland community. Clevelanders did their duty and more, from round-the-clock work on the factory assembly lines to the four Medal of Honor recipients on the front lines. The Cleveland Bomber Plant churned out thousands of B-29 parts, while Auto-Ordnance Co. developed the design for the Thompson submachine guns used by GIs on nearly every battlefield. Indians pitcher Bob Feller left the game to go into the service, and Clarence Jamison flew with the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Through interviews and archival material, authors Brian Albrecht and James Banks honor a time when Clevelanders of all stripes answered the call to arms.
ISBN: 9781626198821
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Military
Images: 66
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Brian Albrecht was born in East Cleveland and has lived most of his life in the Greater Cleveland area. The graduate of Ohio State University has worked at the Plain Dealer as a reporter and editor for thirty-five years. James Banks retired from fulltime teaching at Cuyahoga Community College in 1998. He joined the college in 1966, becoming part of the first faculty housed in the Crile Hospital facility. Prior to his retirement, he produced several documentaries shown locally and on PBS affiliates.
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