Download PDF by Kevin J. Gaffney: Kane County: The War Years (Images of America)

By Kevin J. Gaffney

The assertion of warfare in 1917 and the assault on Pearl Harbor by means of the japanese on December 7, 1941, stirred the boys and girls of Kane County, Illinois, to motion and repair. In international struggle I, many in Kane County joined the Illinois nationwide shield third Regiment, sixty fifth and 66th Brigades, and 129th and 131st Infantries of the thirty third Infantry department. a number of the males additionally served within the infantry regiments of the first department, recognized additionally because the �Big purple One.� They expert for conflict in areas like Camp Deneen in Elgin, Camp supply in Rockford, and Camp Logan in Houston, Texas. In global struggle II, Kane County�s males played at the war�s greatest phases, helping in Operation Torch, Operation Husky, and the invasion of Normandy. the ladies of Kane County additionally served in another country in either international wars as crimson pass nurses and WAVES, and locally, they labored in factories, assisting in lots of very important ways.

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