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1. ''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945 ''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945 Winter 2005-2006 The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...

2. 'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City 'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City March 9, 2013 Article announces that Ralph Martin will be the first recipient of the Martin City Community Humanitarian Award. A biography of Martin is provided. His experiences serving in the Pacific Theater of World...

3. A Brave Band of Brothers Finally Enjoys Some Long-Due Recognition A Brave Band of Brothers Finally Enjoys Some Long-Due Recognition June 17, 2005 The few surviving members of the WWII Alamo Scouts, forerunners of the Army Special Forces Green Berets, gathered in Kansas City. Article tells of their secret missions behind enemy lines. Robert L. Shirkey,...

4. A Brief History of Manufacturing A Brief History of Manufacturing [ca. 2003] Manuscript surveys the history of the Pratt & Whitney/Westinghouse plant in Kansas City, Missouri from 1942 through the 1990s, concentrating particularly on the war years. Numerous copies of photographs,...

5. A City At War: The Impact of the Second World War On Kansas City A City At War: The Impact of the Second World War On Kansas City 1971 A thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (written by Fredrick Marcel Spletstoser, or Fredrick Spletstoser) on the impact of World War II on Kansas City, with information...

6. A Roof over Their Heads A Roof over Their Heads June/19/1943 Article about the canvases and related military fabric production done in Kansas City for the war effort.

7. A War's On, and 'Maybe I can Help': Her Job in '44-45 Was Inspecting Airplane Engines A War's On, and 'Maybe I can Help': Her Job in '44-45 Was Inspecting Airplane Engines February/16/2003 During World War II, Molly Bean felt she needed to do something to help out. So she went to Pratt & Whitney, local company building engines for World War II aircraft. Article has photo of Molly Bean and...

8. Alcohol-for Rubber, Cylinders for Aircraft Engines, Brake Shoes for Rail Cars, and Tents for Army Hospitals Alcohol-for Rubber, Cylinders for Aircraft Engines, Brake Shoes for Rail Cars, and Tents for Army Hospitals : All Formed Part of the Kansas City War Effort in the 1940s Fall//1998 Article recounting the recycling of all sorts of products as part of the World War II effort.

9. Among Vets' Stories Are Tales of POW Camps Among Vets' Stories Are Tales of POW Camps November 15, 2006 Article describes prisoner of war labor camps in western Missouri during World War II, which were located at Riverside, Orrick, Atherton, and Liberty. The author writes that the Atherton camp in Jackson...

10. An Interview With Herbert Fennel An Interview With Herbert Fennel 1976-01-13 Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded January 13, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...

11. An Interview With Julia Gutierrez An Interview With Julia Gutierrez 1978-09-27 Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded September 27, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has typed guide to...

12. Area Veterans Recall Pearl Harbor Attack Area Veterans Recall Pearl Harbor Attack December 1, 2010 Article featuring interviews with Jess Dunnagan, Jack Carson, and Dorwin Lamkin, area veterans who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Dunnagan, Carson, and Lamkin detail their experiences...

13. B-25 Bombers at Fairfax B-25 Bombers at Fairfax January 2005 Harry Desko and wife Alice give a short overview of their work at the plant in the Fairfax district in Kansas City, Kansas, where the B-25 Bombers were built during World War II.

14. Benton Goes to War Benton Goes to War January-February//1982 Article about Thomas Hart Benton's paintings commissioned during World War II serving as propaganda and intended "to 'wake up the middle west to the grimness of our national situation,'" with photos of...

15. Bert's Beat: WWII Italian POWs Once Held in KC Area Bert's Beat: WWII Italian POWs Once Held in KC Area March/3/1991 File containing article about the Italian prisoners of World War II held in the Kansas City area.

16. Biography of Harold "Hal" Boyle (1911-1974), Journalist Biography of Harold "Hal" Boyle (1911-1974), Journalist 2009

17. Black Soldiers Played Key Roles in America's Battles Black Soldiers Played Key Roles in America's Battles November 6, 2009 Article tells the story of James H. Jones who served in the 761st Tank Battalion, 3rd Army under General Patton and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Sergeant Warren G. H. Crecy who was nominated for...

18. Book Your Travel via the Reading Route Book Your Travel via the Reading Route April/15/1943 Photo (of the interior of the 9th Street Main Library), table (of "books used in the Kansas City display" of World War II issues), and article about the Kansas City Public Library's world geography display...

19. Charles Edward Epp Charles Edward Epp Circa 1942 Portrait of Charles Edward Epp, a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Marine Air Corps. Epp was born on September 20, 1923, in Kansas City, Missouri and enlisted in the Navy V-5 program in June 1942. He was called to...

20. Charles O. Rogers Charles O. Rogers Circa 1942 Portrait of Charles O. Rogers, a Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class in the U. S. Coast Guard. Rogers was born on December 14, 1907, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers. The Rogers family moved...