Tag Archives: World War II

Letters from Home: POW Mail at Fort Robinson

Thousands of miles from home in an enemy country, German soldiers sent and received mail while prisoners of war at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. But how did mail get from one country to the other, considering that the two sides were … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: POW Scrapbook

The Library/Archives recently acquired a scrapbook relating to a Nebraskan’s military service during World War II and his capture and imprisonment in a German POW camp.  Quentin M. Coyle, a native of Valley, Nebraska, served as a Liberator bomber pilot … Continue reading

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Nebraska Town Gets Bombed!

“Unknown Planes Drop Six Bombs on Tarnov.”  This was the headline from the Columbus Daily Telegram on August 16, 1943.  The article states that, “Two unidentified planes dropped practice bombs on the village of Tarnov between 4 and 4:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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The Wad Room

One of the great things about working in the Collections Department at the Nebraska History Museum is getting to work with the new materials coming into the museum.  One of our recent acquisitions is an issue of The Powder Keg, … Continue reading

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The Textile Industry Goes to War

How did the 1930s and 1940s affect feminine fashions? Muriel R. Wilkins, who attended high school in Washington County, Nebraska, during the late 1930s, decades later recalled the effect that World War II had upon her clothing styles and that … Continue reading

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What Did You Do in the War?

On this day in 1947, sugar rationing ended in the U.S. after nearly five years of shortages brought about by World War II. Rationing is part of the “Home Front” chapter of What Did You Do in the War?, a … Continue reading

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