WWII:  From Homefront to Warfront

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Jim Begler

 Jim Begler Then photo

Then Photo

John Born

John Born Collage  

Collage

John Born

John & Betty Born  

John & Betty

 

Ray Born

Ray Born's Grave Site  

Ray's grave at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.


 


 

 

Ray Born

Ray Born's Scrapbook  

Scrapbook

 

Jesse Brown

Brown Family Photo  

Brown family photo from left to right: Lawrence, Robert, John, Jesse, Letha, and Mary.

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Illinois Clay Products Company  

Illinois Clay Products Company

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Illinois Clay Products Company  

Illinois Clay Products Company

 
 

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Seneca Shipyard workers  

Seneca Shipyard workers

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

V J Day in Carbon Hill  

V J Day in Carbon Hill

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Billfold  

The billfold Emil Novak was carrying when he was
killed in an explosion at the Elwood Ordinance Plant in 1942.

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Civilian Manual  

Manual for Civilian Defense

 
 

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

American Legion Poppies  

Flowers distributed by the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans organizations.

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Gas Rationing Stamps  

Gas Rationing Stamps

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Gas Rationing Booklet  

Gas Rationing Booklet

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Mine Workers Journal  

United Mine Workers Journal, June 1, 1941

 
 

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Model of an LST  

Picture of a model of an LST which were produced at the Seneca Shipyards during WWII

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Rationing Tokens  

Rationing Tokens

 

Carbon Hill School Museum

Seneca Shipyard Patch  

Seneca Shipyard Patch

 

 

Eugene Clark

Eugene Clark Siblings  

Siblings from L to R: Orville, Louise Togliatti, Burine, Hurland, Eugene

 

 
 

 

Fredrick Cook

Fredrick Cook Family Photo  

Family Photo

 

Fredrick Cook

Fredrick Cook Ration Stamps  

Ration Stamps

 

Joe Davito

Joe Davito and Bob McLuckie  

Joe Davito and Bob McLuckie

 

Joe Davito

A band Joe Davito played with after the war  

A band Joe played with after the war

 
 

 

Delphine Enrietta

Delphine Enrietta Elwood Ordnance Plant ID  

Elwood Ordnance Plant ID

 

Delphine Enrietta

Delphine Enrietta Elwood Ordnance Plant Employee Handbooks  

Elwood Ordnance Plant Employee Handbooks

 

Delphine Enrietta

Delphine Enrietta Signature Keepsake  

Signature Keepsake

 

Delphine Enrietta

Delphine Enrietta USO Soldier Wife Card  

USO Soldier Wife Card

 
 

 

Bill & Vivian Finn

Bill & Vivian Finn, 1943  

Bill & Vivian, 1943

 

Bill & Vivian Finn

Bill & Vivian Finn Wedding Photo, August 1, 1942  

Wedding Photo, August 1, 1942

 

Erwin Gerard

Barbara, Erwin Gerard's wife  

Barbara, Erwin's wife

 

Erwin Gerard

Barbara, Erwin Gerard's wife  

Barbara, Erwin's wife

 
 

 

Russell Girot

Russell Girot Russ at Powder Plant  

Russ at Powder Plant

 

Russell Girot

Russ and Ralph Girot  

Russ and Ralph Girot

 

Dorothy Halpin

Dorothy Halpin at Work  

Dorothy at Work

 

Dorothy Halpin

Dorothy Halpin Anne Bosonetta at work  

Anne Bosonetta at work

 
 

 

Dorothy Halpin

Dorothy Halpin Kate Bottari at work  

Kate Bottari at work

 

Marvin Kessler

Marvin Kessler's wife, Helen  

Marvin's wife, Helen

 

Marcus Marketti

Marcus Marketti Then  

Then

 

John "Bill" McLuckie

Bill McLuckie Family Bill, Billy, Bobby, & June, 1947  

Bill, Billy, Bobby, & June McLuckie Family, 1947

 
 

 

June McLuckie

June McLuckie Elwood Ordnance Plant


Elwood Ordnance Plant

 

June McLuckie

June McLuckie Inserting pins in rotors at the Elwood Ordnance Plant  

Inserting pins in rotors at the Elwood Ordnance Plant

 

June McLuckie

June McLuckie Placing pellets in Booster cups at the Elwood Ordnance Plant.  

Placing pellets in Booster cups at the Elwood Ordnance Plant.

 

June McLuckie

June McLuckie Loaded booster cups  

Loaded booster cups

 
 

 

Donna Meyer

Donna Meyer Railroad Workers Left to Right: Frank Truffa, Gus Vitale, Jim Stelick  

Railroad Workers
Left to Right: Frank Truffa, Gus Vitale, Jim Stelick

 

Donna Meyer

Donna Meyer Rationing Stamps  

Rationing Stamps

 

Donna Meyer

Donna Meyer Rationing books  

Rationing books

 

Robert Newberry

Robert Newberry 1945 Coal City Township High School Basketball Team  

1945 Coal City Township High School Basketball Team

 
 

 

Robert Newberry

Robert Newberry 1945 Coal City Basketball Trophy, base  

1945 Coal City Basketball Trophy, base

 

Robert Newberry

Robert Newberry 1945 Coal City Basketball Trophy  

1945 Coal City Basketball Trophy

 

Beverly Ravnaas Micono

Beverly Ravnaas Micono Granert's Float  

Granert's Float

 

Beverly Ravnaas Micono

Beverly Ravnaas Micono VFW Float  

VFW Float

 
 

 

Beverly Ravnaas Micono

Beverly Ravnaas Micono VFW Float  

VFW Float

 

Audrey Thornburg

Audrey Thornburg Wedding Photo  

Wedding Photo

 

 

 

Audrey Thornburg

Audrey Thornburg Wedding dress was made out of a parachute (silk)  

Audrey's Wedding dress was made out of a parachute (silk)

 

Audrey Thornburg

 

Parachute Dress

 
 

 

Audrey Thornburg

Audrey Thornburg Audrey and Robert Thornburg  

Audrey and Robert Thornburg

 

Audrey Thornburg

Audrey Thornburg Badger Ordnance Works in Wisconsin  

Badger Ordnance Works in Wisconsin

 

Audrey Thornburg

Audrey Thornburg One Star Window Flag  

One Star Window Flag

 

Lorrie Tyler

Lorrie Tyler Marvin & Lorrie Tyler  

Marvin & Lorrie Tyler

 
 

 

Edwin Viglia

Edwin Viglia Edwin and Margaret Viglia  

Edwin and Margaret Viglia

 

Eddie Washburn

Eddie Washburn and Rita Washburn  

Ed & Rita Washburn

 

Eddie Washburn

Eddie Washburn and Rita in Gulf Port MS in 1944  

Ed & Rita in Gulf Port, MS in 1944

 

Eddie Washburn

Eddie Washburn and their daughter Linda  

Ed and their daughter, Linda

 
 

 

Eddie Washburn

Eddie Washburn Linda and a neighbor boy  

Linda and a neighbor boy

 

Eddie Washburn

Eddie Washburn Western Union telegram to and from Eddie about his daughter's birth  

Western Union telegram to and from Eddie about his daughter's birth

 

Rita Washburn

Rita Washburn House they lived in during the war  

House they lived in, in Bay, St. Louis, Mississippi during the war

   
           
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