Home Front Warriors: Building the P-47 Thunderbolt and the LST Warship in Evansville, Indiana During World War II
Details"Home Front Warriors" is the third book in a series of Evansville and Tri-state history books by Harold Morgan. Previous books in this series are "Home Front Heroes" and "Home Town History". Evansvilleʼs most renowned WWII products were the P-47 Thunderbolt ﬁghter and the Landing Ship Tank; the LST. This book endeavors to illustrate how the devoted employees built the components and assembled the P-47 and the LST. The authorʼs goal is to provide as many war-time production employee photos as space allowed.Harold Morgan lived the war years and a total of 15 years of his young life immediately west of the airport and Republic Aviation. The many test ﬂights and machine-gun test ﬁring sounds became common enough to the author as a child as to be generally unnoticed.After collecting 40,000 historical photos and images of various subjects, the author wants to use as many of his photo collection as possible. The author selected 500 of these photos to illustrate how these war winning products were built and used.
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