While all American soldiers started their service in training in the U.S., many Minnesotans worked in the war effort without leaving the country.
Secret Japanese Language School
A group of Japanese-American soldiers trained as interpreters and code breakers at the Military Intelligence Service Language School located Fort Snelling.
“Free a Man to Fight!”
With many men going to fight in the war, women joined the work force in unprecedented numbers, causing permanent change in the traditional roles.
The Manhattan Project
A top secret government operation, "The Manhattan Project," developed the bombs that were used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945.
A Call to Arms
For many young American men, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was a call to action and adventure.