WWII & The World It Made
Texan leadership on the national and world stage.
December 7, 1941. A day that transformed the world, and a day that saw Texas step onto the world stage as a leader in World War II. During the war, Texas was home to more than 100 major military installations. Over one million military personnel came to the state to train, and almost one million Texans served in uniform. Lone Star natives including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sam Rayburn, Chester W. Nimitz, Doris Miller, José M. López, and Oveta Culp Hobby rose to lead the nation in both government and the military. Sweetwater, Corpus Christi, and Crystal City became Texas locations that most Americans recognized. The world, the nation, and Texas, changed forever because of World War II. Join the march through history to learn how and why.
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