This Pictorial Honor Roll Book of World War II
marks the culmination of three year's effort to present a comprehensive
picture of the part which the peopl of Niles and Weathersfield
Township played in the second world war. The critical shortage
of paper caused considerable delay in the production of the book,
but the publishers were finally able to secure a satisfactory
Although every effort—including personal
calls, phone calls, newspaper advertisements, and postcards—was
used to secure the names and pictures of everyone in Niles and
Weathersfield Township who served in World War II, such an effort
occasionally met with no response. Therefore, in spite of a sincere
effort, there are errors and omissions.
Prefacing the pictures and names of those who
served in the armed forces, is a brief history of the war effort
on the home front. Without attempting to evaluate the part which
each organization contributed, the various groups are listed in
A special section is devoted to those who paid
the supreme sacrifice that this nation might benefit from the
fruits of democracy.
To the people of Niles and Weathersfield Township
who so generously cooperated with the staff in securing the necessary
information, to the organizations who aided in preparing the history
of the home front war effort, to the advertisers who helped defray
the cost of producing this book, and to our faithful subscribers
who have patiently waited for the Pictorial Honor Roll Book the
published say, "Thank You!"
NILES DAILY TIMES, PUBLISHERS
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