Along with the U.S. government's rationing of materials, the National Scrap Harvest Program (NSP) was launched by the Commission on Wartime Production.
Any war costs a lot of resources, and the rational deployment and utilization of resources during war is very important.
At the time, the United States, in addition to the three main branches of service there were the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine.
In fact, the concept of "U.S. Air Force" is not appropriate for use during World War II, because its main force was only the Army Air Corps, which was part of the U.S. Army, and the Navy Air Corps, which was part of the Navy, they each do their own job and work together to accomplish various combat tasks.
Although the number of Navy recruits was far less than that of the Army, the number of young Americans who volunteered to join the Navy, a direct victim of Pearl Harbor, was also not in the minority at the time.
No matter which way you look at it, there is no question that Army strength makes up the majority of the U.S. military.
In December 1939, the week after the outbreak of the Soviet-Finnish War, former President Herbert Hoover formed a group called the Finnish Relief Fund. By the end of 1939, there were 240 such groups in the United States.
As mentioned before, at the beginning of the war, the war did not reach the U.S. mainland, and most people in the U.S. thought the war was far away, so the government had no plans to expand the draft. At this time, the United States had only 200,000 registered soldiers and was only ranked 17th in the world in terms of combat capability.
Having recognized the inevitability of war, the United States firmly declared itself on the side of the Allies. After this all the diplomatic rhetoric of euphemism and politeness became irrelevant, and what had to be done was to vilify and expose the enemy and support and help the Allies.
While vilifying the Axis powers, the U.S. did not forget to promote its allies, although objectively speaking, the wartime press office did not do a very good job of propaganda for the allied countries.
Since the Great Depression, industrial production in the U.S. has been in sharp contradiction among the American industrial class.
As the United States declared its entry into World War II and thousands of young adults put on uniforms and went to the front, much of the productive work in the rear seemed to be left to these women.
In addition to the many work closely related to the progress of the war we mentioned before, the United States domestic security work also needs to be properly handled by the Roosevelt administration:
Behind the industrial machinery on U.S. soil to manufacture weapons and ammunition for the U.S. military and its allies on the front line night and day, the economy played a role that cannot be ignored, but its importance seems to have been overlooked by future generations.
The production in the rear endured the same great sacrifice as the war in full swing in the front, as John Jones was accidentally caught in the machine due to his shirt while operating it, resulting in his death on the spot.
In early 1942, the Americans faced not only the problem of increasing industrial production, but also the problem of securing the supply of raw materials necessary for industrial manufacturing.
More than other subject, the issue of transportation of combat supplies was also a major focus of wartime supply efforts. In much the same way as Germany and Japan, the Americans also made their railroad system the mainstay of material transportation during World War II and tied it closely to the development of the military, although there was no sign of this cooperation until the incoming General Marshall was determined to expand the strength of the U.S. Army.
While most people focus their attention on the front lines of battle, the prevention of various diseases during war is actually a very important but easily overlooked part of the work.