As we ponder Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Those who did not come home. I came upon this article and post about needing help identifying those “unknowns” from Pearl Harbor. In fact one of them is Arcanum’s own: https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2484032/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-corzatt-b. And yes, he was identified and “came home”.
Category: On the Home Front
Articles about life on the home front during World War I and II and the Depression.
GLENN ELEY US ARMY-WORLD WAR TWO “THE GREATEST GENERATION” Written by Tim Moore for use in display at AWTHS 2022. Glenn entered the US Army from Lewisburg, Ohio, in 1942. Glenn was assigned to D Troop, 92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, (Mechanized) 12th Armored Division at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. Glenn served as a Platoon Sergeant in
D R Warvel Letter Home WWI
From Lana Lease Johnston. “Out of the Trenches” and “Letters from the Trenches” are books based on the WWI Diary/Letters of Daniel R. Warvel, Purple Heart Recipient – Born in Beamsville, Ohio 2-29-1892 transcribed by his granddaughter, Lana Lease-Johnston. Photos are also from Lana Lease-Johnston collection. Daniel’s family and Daniel was recently recognized at Arcanum’s
The Racquet Factory
AWTHS will host a program, Thursday evening at 7pm on September 8, 2022 on the Dayton Racquet Company. The program is free and open to the public. If you worked at the factory or heard stories about the company, please come and share with us on September 8. Also check out the FB event for
Arcanum During WWII
During WWII food rationing or restrictions were applied due to food needed for the soldiers overseas as well as limited food supplies due to war destroyed lands and shortage of labor. Trade routes were often disrupted due to war. WWI During WWI in 1918 the food program was: Monday is wheatless, Tuesday is meatless, Wednesday
WWII and Rationing
With the world wide pandemic in effect there are some similarities from the past to the present. While we are not being currently “rationed” on foods there are some shortages of grocery items as well as cleaning supplies. We learn from the dairy farmers that the farms have plenty of milk. The issue is the