In May 1942, vast swaths of Central Pennsylvania went dark. Local air raid wardens planned blackout drills to prepare for enemy bombers.
A miner from Williamstown, Pennsylvania recommends using scrap steel from the closed mines for the newly opened war effort.
In January 1942, workers began to dismantle the once mighty Williamstown mining operation.
19-year-old Paul Eugene Shiley was the first service-member from Wiconisco, Pennsylvania killed in the Second World War.
Corporal Charles Barry was a high school gym teacher before the outbreak of the Second World War. In September 1943, he was in the first wave of Allied soldiers to land in Italy.