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Jan 06, 1942

FDR authorizes the largest armaments production in US history: 45,000 aircraft, 45,000 tanks, 20,000 antiaircraft guns and 8 million tons in new ships in the first year of production. This would be possible due to the large number of women who had entered factories to replace men who had gone to war.

Theater:  North America

ItemType:  Person

Source:  National Museum of the Pacific War

Date Added: 2011-01-06

Tags: Roosevelt, President, Arms

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