Statue of Liberty seen with the U.S.S. Lafayette, 1945.
New York was one of the main military, production and movement center during World War II. This photo gallery shows what war meant to New York and new yorkers. As you see it looks like that war touched every aspect of life. Harbour of NYC was the place where troops where shipped to Europe. Thanks god that World War II didn’t come physically to America and New York City.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard was one of the biggest shipbuilding facility in country at that time.
WAVES Naval training school, ca. 1940s.
WAVES aviation machinist, ca. 1940s. From 1943 to 1945, over 80,000 female Navy reservists did their boot camp training on the Bronx campus of Hunter College (now Lehman College). The Navy called them WAVES: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.
Nurse with sailor, ca. 1940s.
Coast Guard marks Maritime Day in New York, May 22, 1945.
Admiral tries his new wings, 1945.
President Truman speech at the end of World War II to a crowd of 50,000 at Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
Crowded ships brought American troops back to New York harbor for months after V-Day.
Shipfitters on lunch break at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, August 1944.
Coast Guard pharmacists march on 64th Street, ca. 1943.
Apprentice seamen pass Grant’s Tomb, ca. 1940s.
In 1945, a group of newspaper editors traveled to Governor’s Island in order to observe the headquarters of a major command of the United States Army. A part of their day’s agenda included watching the command experiment with chemical explosives.
Source: Incredible Images Capture WWII New York