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Friday, August 3, 2012

WORLD WAR II FROM A LOCKHEED PERSPECTIVE

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY         2012

Putting together the puzzle pieces of history is not easy, but it's lots of fun.  Just before Christmas of 1943, The Lockheed Star newsletter carried stories that were just such parts of the history of America's role in World War II. 
1700 workers at Burbank's Lockheed Aircraft Company were fed each work day in 1943. When we consider the war effort, it is important to consider things like the amount of food to feed workers on a daily basis. (click on image to enlarge it).

"Lt. John Hurst, former Lockheedian and now a veteran of the Sicilian and Italian campaigns in the AAF (Army Air Force) talks to some of his former working partners in the Drop Hammer section during a recent visit to Lockheed." Left to right: Lt. Hurst, Larry Utterback, Mike Schneider and Steve Petrula.  (Note:  one man's name is missing here.)
Since February of 1942, Lt. Hurst was in the Army Air Corps. "He participated not only in the bombing of Rome but the strafing of Foggia, on the 8th Army front..."


Kristine Keller     Aerospace Exhibit
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