“Is the youth of today too happy? Is everything a joke?" wrote a teen. " Do our homes have to be bombed before we’ll realize that now is the time to prepare?”
Two Indiana Supreme Court Justices were recruited into the grim business of holding Nazis accountable for their crimes against humanity during World War II.
In 1942, the construction of a shipyard on the Ohio riverfront heightened Evansville’s stature as a manufacturer of military equipment.
Camp Atterbury was built just after the US entry in World War 2, soon training countless battalions--one of which left barely a trace.
Even before the U.S. officially entered the second world war, Congress authorized increased spending for the manufacture of arms for sale to the allied forces. The passage of the first national defense appropriations act in June 1940 quickly resulted in the construction of the world’s largest smokeless powder plant near Charlestown, Indiana.