November 2021  
Oak Harbor, Washington


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  • Navy League President Greg Smith @ Veterans Day 2021 Program
  • Navy League President Greg Smith @ Veterans Day 2021 Program
  • Mayor Bob Severns Family & State Representative Dave Paul
  • 2021 Veterans and 9/11 Observance Day First Responders
  • 2021 Veterans Day Entrance to Stadium
  • Former Navy League President Steve Bristow and OH Police Chief Kevin Dresker
  • 2021 Veterans Day - Fire Department Captain Craig Anderson: Tunnel to Towers
  • 2021 Veterans Day Vocalist Nathan McCartney - "God Bless the USA"
  • Navy League Chaplain David Lura - MC 2021 Veterans Day Program
  • 2021 Veterans Day Audience
  • NL VP Dr. Darin Hand, NL President Greg Smith, Chaplain David Lura
  • Past NL President, Steve Bristow
  • Welcome to NAS Whidbey Island

28 November 2021

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1929 – Commander Richard E. Byrd completed the first South Pole flight.
1941 – The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departed Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island. This mission saved the carrier from destruction when the Japanese attacked.
1942 – Coffee rationing went into effect in the U.S., lasting through World War II.
1942 – British and American forces of the brigade strength take Djedeida. However German forces are advancing from St. Cyprien at their rear.
1942 – The first production Ford bomber, the B-24 Liberator, rolled off the assembly line at Ford’s massive Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Two years before, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had urged an isolationist America to prepare for its inevitable involvement in the war, declaring that U.S. industry must become “the great arsenal of democracy.” Roosevelt established the Office of Production Management (OPM) to organize the war effort, and named a former automotive executive co-director of the OPM. Most Detroit automobile executives opposed the OAW during its first year, and were dubious of the advantages of devoting their entire production to war material. However, on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and American citizens mobilized behind the U.S. declaration of war against the Axis powers. Since profit ruled Detroit, the government made Ford and America’s other automakers an economic offer they could not refuse. For their participation in the war effort, automakers would be guaranteed profits regardless of production costs, and $11 billion would be allocated to the building of war plants–factories that would be sold to private industry at a substantial discount after the war. In February of 1942, the last Ford automobile rolled off the assembly line for the duration of the war, and soon afterward the Willow Run plant was completed in Michigan. Built specifically for Ford’s war production, Willow Run was the largest factory in the world. Using the type of assembly line production that had made Ford an industrial giant, Ford hoped to produce 500 B-24 Liberator bombers a month. After a gradual start, that figure was reached in time for the Allied invasion of Western Europe, and by July of 1944, the Willow Plant was producing one B-24 every hour. By the end of the war, the 43,000 men and women who had worked at Ford’s Willow Run plant had produced over 8,500 bombers, which unquestionably had a significant impact on the course of the war.

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Oak Harbor Area Council of the Navy League is a group of civilians who meet monthly in support of the women and men of the sea services.  A SPECIAL WELCOME is extended to military related families and those new to the area and includes an invitation to join us.


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