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World War II Archives

We probably have all known local people who bravely served in the military during World War II. During that time the home front was also very busy. I have written columns and blog posts about the York Plan, the system of cooperatively switching our factories from peacetime to wartime production

You can be part of sharing the fascinating stories that contribute so much to our local heritage. There is still over a month to offer your articles for the 2016 issue. Guidelines for submissions can be found on the York County Heritage Trust website under “About YCHT” or by clicking

Sources say that about 350,000 women served in the United States armed forces during World War II. WACS (Women’s Army Corps), WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service in the Navy, women in the Coast Guard (SPARS) and Women Marines served as nurses, administrators, instructors, office workers and in many