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After the United States joined World War II in 1941, the men and women of Weber County heeded the call to fight for victory at home and overseas. Over 10,000 Northern Utahns served in the armed forces, while back at home, new military installations, such as Defense Depot Ogden and Hill Air Force Base, employed thousands more. Women’s clubs held bond drives, high school students learned first aid and harvested crops, and children gathered scrap metal; it was a community-wide response that changed Weber County forever.
Sarah Langsdon Singh and Melissa Johnson Francis both work in the Stewart Library Special Collections at Weber State University. They recently completed a lengthy project to document the history of World War II in Weber County. This book draws upon the stories and images they gathered for that project.