The Greatest Generation - Home Front, Heroes, pgs. 89-114 Summary & Analysis

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Home Front, Heroes, pgs. 89-114 Summary and Analysis

The war effort requires a large force of workers at home. After the Depression, many are happy to have work. Charles Briscoe is from the Midwest coming from a farming family in Kansas. After graduation from high school, he attends sheet metal school in California and then goes to work for Boeing in Wichita. His parents also go to work at the plant. They all work on the long range B29 that is needed for the war effort. They build the Enola Gay which drops the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima.

Charles enters the Navy in 1945. After the war he returns to Boeing where he works until he retires at the age of sixty-seven.

Many women found jobs in plants related to war production. One is Dorothy Haener. When she graduates from high...

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