2010 Archives History Game – NJ History – WWII

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1 The New Jersey Defense Council’s Handbook for Air Raid Wardens (1941) explained what to do if the state was attacked with poison gas bombs.
2 World War I veteran, Freeholder James Parkes returned to the Navy during World War II, came back as a Commander, and became Freeholder Director (1948-1950).
3 Diagrams showing the different types of enemy bombers and fighters were published in the Red Bank Register for volunteer sky-watchers.
4 The Standard Oil tanker, R.P. Resor, was torpedoed five miles off of Manasquan on the night of February 26, 1942, in full sight of horrified spectators on shore.
5 Sergeant John Basilone of Raritan was the first (and only) Marine to win both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross, for his heroism at Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.
6 To conserve gasoline and tires during the war, the “Victory Speed Limit” in New Jersey was 35 mph.
7 In 1942, Harry Berg’s fraudulent “New Jersey State Buy a Bomber Fund,” collected donations in Asbury Park for a plane, “The Ray of Light,” in Thomas Edison’s honor.
8 Encouraged by Eleanor Roosevelt’s example, citizens in Monmouth County planted Victory Gardens, in order to supplement the supply of vegetables.
9 Captain Albert Durie of Freehold was one of 11,000 Americans and Filipinos captured after the surrender of Corregidor in the Philippines, May 6, 1942.
10 In a statewide Civil Defense test on the night of June 1, 1942, Red Bank was plunged into “inky blackness” for thirty-seven minutes.
11 From 1942 to 1945, more than one million military personnel visited Asbury Park USOs, where they were entertained by Paul Robeson and other performers.
12 In July 1943, the Navy announced that Naval Weapons Station Earle would be established in Colts Neck by appropriating 11,134 acres.
13 Even before September 1943, when the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was created with the same pay, ranks, and privileges as male soldiers, women served at Fort Hancock in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.
14 Republican Walter Edge served as New Jersey’s governor in both World War I (1917-1919) and World War II (1944-1947).
15 The final training requirement of the three-week class for Signal Corps recruits in Sea Girt was a sixteen-mile forced march to Fort Monmouth, accomplished over two days.
16 The exact number of servicemen stationed in Monmouth County during the war was a military secret, but was believed to be more than 100,000.
17 Four of the five sons of Joseph and Maria Valentino of Long Branch served in the military during World War II.
18 The Mirabelli Company in Neptune and the Eisner Company in Red Bank made many of the uniforms used worldwide by American military personnel.
19 During the war, the A. & M. Karagheusian rug mill in Freehold manufactured so much duck cloth for the military, it would have stretched from Asbury Park to Chicago.
20 The Veterans Housing Program of Rumson helped local veterans by providing lots and building homes for them after the war.