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As I noted, I was perusing photos at the FDR Presidential Library yesterday and came across a couple of cool World War II photos worth sharing.

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier at a North Atalantic port. Spotted on the snow-covered flight deck are Douglas DAUNTLESS dive bombers and Grumman AVENGER torpedo planes.

These two men worked 15 hours each day, 7 days a week, and prduced 18,000 steel flanges for war equipment in 18 months.

Butchers will pay householders for the fat and sell it to rendering plants where it will be processed into ammunition for America’s fighting men.
butcher buying fat for use in ammunition WWII

Hundreds of junked cars were denied to the war effort by the Lennox Motor Company in Maryland. The owner refused to sell at the established junk prices.

Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Calif., develop into responsible women. Part of Victory Corps activities there, rifle practice encourages girls to be accurate in handling firearms.

Colonal General Gustaf Jodl, Chief of Staff under the Doenitz Regime, signs the document of unconditional surrender. On Jodl’s left is General Admiral Von Friedeburg of the German Navy, and on the right is Major Wilhelm Oxenius of the German General Staff. Behind Von Friedeburg is Maj. Gen. K.W.D. Strong, G-2, SHAEF.

The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Big Ben, as viewed through barbed wire, WWII