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AMH 2070: The History of Florida: World War II

Resources from FSCJ Libraries and other online links for Florida History classes.

Florida Goes to War

Camp Blanding

Courtesy of the Camp Blanding Museum. Click on the image above to visit the museum's website.

Camp Blanding was a major U.S. Army training facility during the Second World War. 

Additional information on the history of Camp Blanding during WWII can be found in a paper  here. 

 

Segregation Fort McDill

 

BLACK WACS RECALL ERA OF WARTIME SEGREGATION

Click on the link above to read an article on segregation at McDill Air Force Base during WWII.

 

Florida Shipbuilders during World War II

Launching of the W. S. Jennings in Jacksonville, 1944. Courtesy of the Florida Memory Project

Gulf America Jax Sinking UBoat

Letter on display Merchant Marine Museum JAX

 

The 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of the SS Gulf America in Jacksonville,FL

Courtesy of the Beaches Museum. Click on the image above for more information.

 

Sinking of the SS Gulf America. Courtesy of Jacksonville.com Click on image above to be taken to an article on this subject.