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229th Platoon U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, California

229th Platoon U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, California
Date: 1943
A photograph showing members of the 229th Platoon United States Marine Corps in San Diego, California. Lewis Glynn Magouirk from Cimarron, Kansas, is second from the right in the second row.


A.R. Sleeper to Senator Arthur Capper

A.R. Sleeper to Senator Arthur Capper
Creator: Sleeper, A.R.
Date: August 20, 1943
A letter from A.R. Sleeper of Iola, Kansas, to Kansas Senator Arthur Capper in Topeka. Sleeper, a member of the Allen County Selective Service Board, asks that the operation of Selective Service be reviewed by Congress. He states that there are not enough men left in the county to run the farms, businesses, and factories that drafted men had once filled and that action should be taken to fix this problem.


Aerial view of the Army Service Schools and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Aerial view of the Army Service Schools and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: E. C. Kropp Co.
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a color postcard with an aerial view of the Army Service Schools and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The postcard shows Riverside Drive, residences, north bridge and Missouri River.


Affidavit from Homer W. Hunter to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle

Affidavit from Homer W. Hunter to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle
Creator: Hunter, Homer
Date: March 22, 1943
Affidavit from Homer Hunter of Coffeyville, Kansas, to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle. The affidavit describes the treatment endured by Melvin L. Jackson, F. Jerry Molohan, and Homer W. Hunter during World War II. The three men, all Jehovah's Witnesses and conscientious objectors, describe the harsh treatment and threats of violence they faced from some members of the American Legion due to their religious beliefs.


Andrew Schoeppel to James Boyack

Andrew Schoeppel to James Boyack
Creator: Schoeppel, Andrew Frank, 1894-1962
Date: April 20, 1943
In this letter Kansas Governor Andrew F. Schoeppel informs James E. Boyack that he can not provide detailed information concerning Kansas' contributions to the war effort that Boyack wanted, for the 1943 addition of the aviation yearbook Aerosphere, because of the secret nature of the information. However, Schoeppel does praise the achievements of Kansas' aviation companies up to that point in World War II.


Anna M. Woods

Anna M. Woods
Creator: Dandridge, Deborah L., 1946-
Date: June 1943
Anna M. Woods, a resident of Kansas, sits on a bench in her World War II military uniform.


Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas

Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas
Date: December 16, 1943
This black and white photograph shows the base operation tower at the Army Air Field in Pratt, Kansas. The facility housed and prepared members of the United States Army Air Force for overseas operations during World War II.


Arthur Capper to Daniel C. Hall

Arthur Capper to Daniel C. Hall
Creator: Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Date: July 01, 1943
In this letter, Senator Capper responds to the letter sent to him by civilian detainee Daniel Hall of Topeka, Kansas, who was being held in a Japanese camp in Shanghai, China. Capper explains to Hall that he is actively working with the U.S. Department of State in an attempt to secure his release.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company yards and roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company yards and roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's locomotive facility, showing the lead tracks and roundhouse, at Kansas City, Kansas.


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas.

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photograph shows a view of a new 120 foot turntable ready to be installed into the pit at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's roundhouse at the Argentine yard in Kansas City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #4019, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #4019, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive # 4019 on a newly lengthened turntable at the Argentine yards in Kansas City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Argentine, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Argentine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photograph shows a view of workmen removing a concrete circular wall, formerly used by an 90 foot turntable, in preparation for installation of an 120 foot turntable at the Argentine yard in Kansas City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photograph shows a view of the 90 foot turntable at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, before it was replaced by a new 120 foot turntable, at the Argentine yard in Kansas City, Kansas. The new turntable accommodated the longer 3900 class locomotives.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photographs shows an overhead view of shop workers installing a new 120 foot turntable at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Argentine yard roundhouse, at Kansas City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photograph shows a view of workmen excavating the turntable pit at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse at the Argentine yard at Kansas City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photograph shows the removal of a 90 foot turntable from the pit at the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's roundhouse at the Argentine yard in Kansas City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photograph is looking down onto the 120 foot turntable at the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse in Argentine Kansas City, Kansas. The roundhouse was built to house steam locomotives, but the diesel servicing operations were sheltered here temporarily while a modern diesel shop was being built.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1943
This photograph shows a view of workers excavating the pit in preparation for the installation of a new 120 foot turntable at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company roundhouse at the Argentine yard, in Kansas City, Kansas.


Avis Atkinson and Governor Andrew Schoeppel coresspondence

Avis Atkinson and Governor Andrew Schoeppel coresspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1943-1947 : Schoeppel)
Date: February 12-16, 1943
This correspondence deals with the possibility of moving Japanese Americans to Kansas to serve as laborers during World War II. In the letter to Governor Schoeppel, Avis Atkinson of Fall River, Kansas, urges the Governor to do everything in his power to keep the U.S. government from allowing Japanese Americans to work in Kansas because "Once a Jap Always a Jap." Governor Schoeppel's reply is cordial but reinforces the fact that, if the federal government so desires, he will comply with their wishes and house Japanese Americans and/or Japanese prisoners of war.


Battery C, 28th Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Battery C, 28th Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Creator: Post Studio B
Date: March 1943
This is a photograph showing Battery C, 28th Battalion at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.


Benjamin O. Weaver to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Benjamin O. Weaver to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Date: September 01, 1943
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Kansas House of Representatives member Benjamin O. Weaver explains that many of his constituents in Kiowa County, Kansas, are opposed to the use of Japanese Americans as laborers in the state. Included with the letter is a petition signed by numerous Kiowa County residents which states that they are against releasing the Japanese Americans because they "think it dangerous to the war effort." A searchable, full-text version of this letter is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas

Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1943
This is a view of men and women employees working on B-29 Superfortress airplanes at the Boeing Airplane Company plant in Wichita, Kansas.


Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita
Date: 1941-1945
Final assembly line point in Wichita for the completed Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers ready for delivery to the United States Air Force during World War II.


Boeing adds to list of achievements in plane industry

Boeing adds to list of achievements in plane industry
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: April 25, 1943
This article from the Wichita Eagle covers the Boeing Aircraft Company's completion of the 7,000th trainer airplane for the U.S. Armed Forces. By 1943, Boeing was producing a trainer airplane every 90 minutes.


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