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Date: 1945-10-08 

Description: A shinto shrine near Tokyo serves as the starting point of a Wisconsin story as Robert J. Doyle (lower left), correspondent of the Journal, takes the names...

Date: 1945-03 

Description: A washing machine run by a windmill in Ulithi. Behind the large propellers of the machine is a sign that says "The Padre's washing machine---Cleanliness is...

Date: 1945-04-30 

Description: An autographed quarter-length portrait of Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz in his office at CinCPac/CinCPOA Advanced Headquarters on Guam. He is standi...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort

Date: 1945-02-01 

Description: Axel Olson, father of Sgt. Truman O. Olson, deceased, receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor from Col. W. Lutz Krigbaum on behalf of his son, who was k...

Date: 1944 

Description: WAVES Unnumbered Design, "Mother and Daughter." The poster features a proud mother with her arm around her daughter, who is in naval uniform. In the backgr...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

Date: 1942 

Description: Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun on display. A sign on the right identifies it as a 20mm anti-aircraft gun manufactured by the Pontiac Motor Division.

Date: 1945-04 

Description: The sunrise aboard the USS "Relief" in the China Sea. The mast and bow of the ship are pointed eastward, into the fog and towards the rising sun.

Date: 1943 

Description: War Food Administration Design No. 2, "Market Basket." The poster features a background with farmland on the left and factories on the left. In the upper f...

Date: 1944-10-06 

Description: Lula Lawrence, lsft, and Esther Gunderson combing hemp fibers. In the background two women sort hemp fiber bundles for rope and cordage during World War I...

Date: 1945-03 

Description: Men working on a Marine Aircraft Group plane at Ulithi airport. One man is standing near the nose of the plan, looking inside. He is shirtless and wearing...

Date: 1941 

Description: Image from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with women from the Good Times Club holding up an afghan they made for the Red Cross. A group of women,...

Date: 1944-09-17 

Description: Private First Class George Sinbine of Elizabeth, New Jersey, holds a captured pup in the Army Ranger Camp near Brest, France.

Date: 1947-04-17 

Description: David Mackin, Milwaukee World War II veteran, is shown with his monkey, Joe, in a state capitol hearing room. The bill under discussion would allow anyone...

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

Date: 1944-07-12 

Description: Leo Peterson, Kennedy Dairy manager, Irv Jacobson, West Side Businessmen, and Forrest Henderson, from Riley, Wisconsin, were the coaches for the Madison ar...

Date: 1943-12-26 

Description: Elevated view looking down towards deck of an American cruiser leaving the base heading for the bombardment of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, New Guinea (pr...

Date: 1945 

Description: Treasury Design, unknown title and number. The poster features a man in a suit jacket and tie holding up 100-dollar war savings bonds in both hands.

Date: 1943-11-13 

Description: Bob Eunson, a war correspondent for Associated Press, gazes up at damage to a warplane at Wards Drome (5 Mile), an airfield near Port Moresby, New Guinea (...

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