Minnesota's Greatest Generation

Serving Stateside

While all American soldiers started their service in training in the U.S., many Minnesotans worked in the war effort without leaving the country.

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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.