THE PULLMAN STATE HISTORIC SITE

Images in the collection -- Subject World War II

Aircraft Division

Image of Ellie Lee Aston, employee with the Pullman Aircraft Division, standing in the office. Another female employee in the background. The old Packard Auto Body Shop at 104th and Maryland did duty as an aircraft parts factory for a time. Perhaps this is that location.

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman-Standard_Aircraft_Division; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Aircraft Division - Douglas Aircraft meeting

Men congratulating man in uniform (probably WWII from poster behind) with Douglas Logo patch and metal pin with "Douglas Aircraft" "Santa Monica". Pin with the numbers "162" on top and "36" under it. Man to his right wears similar pin with "280" and his name "A. M. Meyer" Man to his right wears one with "56" on top and "20" under it. To the left of the man in uniform a man wears another "280" with is name (not legible), next to him the man in the striped t-shirt wears a button with "131" on top and "23" under it. Two men to his left have a pin with "5" on top and "151" under it. None of the smaller buttons are legible.

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman-Standard_Aircraft_Division; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Aircraft Division Employees

Group of employees, men and women, in "class photo" style pose outside of factory. Dated July 10, 1945

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman-Standard_Aircraft_Division; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Aircraft Division Employees

Several men working on undercarriage of aircraft. Stamped on the back of photo "No Objection to Publication on Grounds of Military Security, 8 Sep 1944, War Department, Bureau of Public Relations"

Subject: Pullman-Standard_Aircraft_Division; World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Aircraft Division Meeting

Officers of the Pullman Standard Aircraft Union. They are, from left to right, Jack Cussen, secretary; Ed Dooley, vice president; Tom Blair, treasurer; Emery Kovacs, president; Carl Redmond, sergeant at arms. These officials were elected to represnet labor in conference with management, to assist workers in settling their own problems, and to carry on the organization that labor has formed. This image appeared in the Pullman-Standard Aircrafter employee newspaper April 16, 1943.

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman-Standard_Aircraft_Division; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Aircraft Division Worker

Woman worker standing in front of a press and gauge.

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman-Standard_Aircraft_Division; Format: Photograph (all forms)

As the Pullmans Go Rolling Along

Original magazine advertisement, unknown publication, copyright 1943, The Pullman Company.

Subject: Advertising; Pullman_Company; Pullman_Rail_Travel; Pullman_Train_Cars; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Bet I come back hitched!

Original Pullman advertising showing a soldier preparing for leave.

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman_Company; Advertising; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Building 004, Area B, Sheet 20

Architectural drawing including cross section and floor plan of rear erecting shops adjacent to the transfer table. Used by U. S. Army for ordnance production.

Subject: World_War_II; Factory_Site; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Building 005 Area B Sheet 19

Welding Facilities for sub-assembley work. US Army ordnace work occupies the new north wing of the administration building that replaced the original north wing

Subject: World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

First Step Towards Victory

Original magaizne advertisement. Illustration is a close-up view of serviceman stepping up a Pullman step. Smaller illustration shows serviceman arising from restful nights sleep.

Subject: Pullman_Company; Advertising; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Half million 155MM Shells produced by Pullman Standard of Pullman Car Works Plant

Seven black and white photographs showing celebration of Half million 155MM Shells Produced by Pullman Standard of Pullman Car Works Plant. Envelope sleeve listing above seven photographs as well as a description of eight others not found in the envelope.

Subject: ; Pullman_Standard_Car_Mfg_Company; World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

I never did this in daylight before

Two copies original Pullman advetisement, showing two servicemen following local customers by taking off their shoes before entering an Egyptian home.

Subject: Advertising; World_War_II; Pullman_Company; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

I shoulda kept my big mouth shut!

Two copies of original Pullman managazine advertising. Color illustration shows a serviceman carrying a huge and cumbersome blue and white urn though streets of Iran while his friend looks on. Iranian people are seen in the background, two walking and one riding a donkey.

Subject: Advertising; Pullman_Company; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

I`m as sunk as a Jap destroyer!

Two (2) copies original Pullman magazine advertisement. Illustration shows unhappy-looking soldier waiting in train station.

Subject: Advertising; Pullman_Company; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

If We Save But One - Going to War with Inrai Butai "The Kamikaze"

95-page book by Dr. Raymond R. Malott regarding his experiences as a medic aboard the U.S.S. PCE(R)852, built by The Pullman Company. These ships were floating battalion aid stations. The PCEs were built as minesweepers, but some were redesigned to accommodate medical activities. The (R) stood for Rescue.

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman_Company; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Interesting Things... 2000-2003

Series of essays and anecdotes relating to the social history of Pullman, for publication in the Pullman Flyer. Typed original and draft copies, some with photos and banner layout.

Subject: World_War_II; World_War_I; War_Memorial; Victorian_Era_-_general; The_Snow_Cruiser; Regional; Reference; Pullman_Water_Tower; Pullman_Train_Cars; Pullman_Town; Pullman_People; Pullman_Landscape_Design; Pullman_Labor_History; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Family; Pullman_1998_Factory_Fire; Pullman_-_Post_1975; Pullman_(General); Organizations_--_Pullman_Improvement_Association; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Organizations_--_Other; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Memorials; Lake_Calumet; Labor_History,_other; Illinois_History; Hotel_Florence_History; Historic_Reference; General/Misc.; Factory_Site; Chicago_History; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Architecture; Arcade_Building; Administration_Building; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Lest We Forget

Special section from Chicago Tribune, September 2, 1995 (50th anniversary of the surrender of Japan aboard the U.S.S. Missouri) listing all World War II dead from Illinois, 22,283 names. Full record available for viewing at the Bertha Ludlam Reading Room in the Hotel Florence.

Subject: Illinois_History; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Letter from Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company

Collection of two letters; letter written to Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Johnson, regarding the loss of their son Warren in WWII, from H. M. Dudley, Vice President of Pullman-Standard and letter received by Raymond Johnson from the American Battle Monument Commission with grave location in Belgium, referencing images sent.

Subject: ; Pullman_Standard_Car_Mfg_Company; Roseland_Community; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Memorial Day Ceremony

Observance held at the War Memorial at Pullman Elementary School. Photo of resident beside the memorial with names of servicemen who gave their lives in combat.

Subject: ; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; World_War_II; Format: Mixed media

Memorial Parkway to be Dedicated Sunday Afternoon

Newspaper article from the South End Reporter, May 17, 1950 regarding monument for Pullman soldiers who died in World War II.

Subject: ; Pullman_People; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Memorial parkway to be dedicated Sunday afternoon

Newspaper article describes dedication of War Memorial monument and trees at Pullman School.

Subject: ; Chicago_History; War_Memorial; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Memorial Parkway Will Be Dedicated To Pullman Heroes

Article from March 29,1950 South End Reporter describing the War Memorial installation at the Geo. Pullman School.

Subject: Chicago_History; Memorials; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Pullman_Schools; War_Memorial; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Nagasaki Bomber Co-Pilot A Man Respected, Reviled

Photocopy article an Fred Olivi, former Pullman resident, who was the co-pilot of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945.

Subject: Pullman_People; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Nimble PCE(R)s Were Versatile Navy Workhorses

Photocopy article regarding Navy PCE(R)s, medical/ambulance ships used in World War II.

Subject: ; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

PCE(R)s

Written narrative by Martin J. Hacala about PCE(R)s which were small floating hospitals used during World War II.

Subject: ; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Pullman Beautiful (Nice Things About Pullman Past and Present)

Typed and hand-notated original article; topic is history of American Legion Roseland Post 49.

Subject: ; Historic_Reference; Military_-_other; Organizations_--_Other; War_Memorial; World_War_I; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Civil Defense Rally

Photo of World War II-era Civil Defense rally outside Hotel Florence. Flag with emblem "CD Pullman"

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman Factory Workers' War Bond Rally

Pullman workers at Calumet Shops, crowd in front of building east of 114th and Langley at War Bond rally, 1917.

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman_Workers; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman Resident, Fred Olivi

Photocopy showing crew of the B-29 Bockscar (or Bock's Car), the airplane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, August 1945, ending World War II. Fred Olivi was the co-pilot. Inscription reads: "To the Green Stone Church - May it flourish and grow and be an important part of the Pullman Community! Fred Olivi Co-pilot B29 Bockscar."

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman_People; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman Standard Hammond Plant WWII Production

One of 116 images in bound album titled "Shells, dated June 3, 1944. Photo #1699.

Subject: Pullman_Standard_Car_Mfg_Company; Pullman_Workers; World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman Standard Hammond Plant WWII Production

One of 106 images in bound album titled "105mm Howitzer & 3" gun", undated. Photo #1312.

Subject: Pullman_Standard_Car_Mfg_Company; World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman Standard Hammond Plant WWII Production

One of 116 images in bound album titled "Shells, dated May 29, 1944. Photo 1695.

Subject: Pullman_Standard_Car_Mfg_Company; Pullman_Workers; World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman Standard Hammond Plant WWII Production

One of 106 images in bound album titled "105mm Howitzer & 3" gun", dated July 14, 1944. Photo #1926.

Subject: Pullman_Standard_Car_Mfg_Company; World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman War Memorial

In 1949, the Pullman Civic Organization (PCO) embarked on an effort to erect a monument to the 14 servicemen from Pullman who died in World War II. The project was headed by Ladi Tome, chairman of the PCO war monument committee. This record includes a written chronology by Mr. Tome of each step in the process starting in April, 1949 and ending on May 20, 1950. The monument was dedicated on May 21, 1950. The file contains correspondence with vendors, work orders, invoices, and correspondence with city officials regarding permitting, city council approvals, newspaper articles, etc. Also included are short biographies of each individual shown on the monument. Names were later added to memorialize servicemen from the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. There is later correspondence relating effort to move the monument from in front of Pullman School to Arcade Park in 1987. This effort was unsuccessful. The file contains copies, photocopies, and original handwritten documents. Full record available for viewing at the Bertha Ludlum Reading Room in the Hotel Florence.

Subject: World_War_II; War_Memorial; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Format: Mixed media

Pullman War Memorial, file of documents

File of documents relating to the placing of a monument to 14 servicemen from Pullman who died in World War II. File includes handwritten chronology of the process from April 1949 to May 1950; the monument was dedicated on May 21, 1950. Also included is correspondence with vendors, work orders, invoices, etc. and short biographies of the servicemen honored. Documents are originals and photocopies.

Subject: Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Memorials; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Pullman_People; War_Memorial; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Remembering Hiroshima Dawn of the Atomic Age

Newspaper article about Fred Olivi who grew up in Pullman and was the co-pilot on the August 9, 1945 Nagasaki attack.

Subject: Historic_Reference; Illinois_History; Military_-_other; Pullman_People; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Roseland Man Celebrates 25th... Of 101st Div.'s Liberation of ...

Second page of article by same title, including Photograph of Harry Miller with caption.

Subject: World_War_II; War_Memorial; Roseland_Community; Pullman_People; Military_-_other; Memorials; Historic_Reference; Chicago_History; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Roseland Man Celebrates Anniversary of 101st Airborne's Liberation of Netherlands

Subject: Roseland_Community; Pullman_People; Military_-_other; Memorials; Illinois_History; Historic_Reference; General/Misc.; Chicago_History; War_Memorial; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Runsten Jr., Glenn Harold

One King James Bible, a New Testament, and New Testament Psalms. The Bible is inscribed "presented to Glen (sic) Runsten By the Bethany Ref. Sunday School Primary Dept., 9-24-33". Both New Testaments are government-issued.

Subject: ; Roseland_Community; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Runsten Jr., Glenn Harold

Military record of Glenn Harold Runsten, Roseland resident. Record contains 1) Coast Guard ID, 2) Continuous Discharge Book, 3) one bible presented to him by Blythe Bethany Ref. Sunday School, 4) two government issued New Testaments, and his Coast Guard cap. File also includes employment records of his father, Glenn Harold Runsten Sr., an employee of the Pullman Company in the early 20th century.

Subject: ; Pullman_Company; Roseland_Community; World_War_II; Format: Mixed media

Runsten, Glenn Harold Coast Guard Cap

World War II era U.S. Navy cap belonging to Roseland resident, Glenn H. Runsten, with original storage box. Box is marked "Keep this box for stowing cap in bag or locker". Runsten's name is stenciled on the side. Also marked on box, "CAP, B.C." Contractor Philadelphia Uniform Co. Contract No. 140S-99-192.

Subject: ; Roseland_Community; World_War_II; Format: Textiles

The Calumet Index - 1945- Greater Pullman's War Years

Newspaper detailing those men and women from Pullman and Roseland who served during World War II. Includes family names, addresses, and photos.

Subject: World_War_II; Roseland_Community; Pullman_People; Military_-_other; Genealogy; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

The Carbuilder 1944 December

Christmas issue of The Carbuilder. Volume V No. 9. Cover is described as "Pullman-Standard workers deliver the goods to Santa's international gift-bag, and a very Merry Christmas to Messrs. Hirohito and Schickelgruber."

Subject: World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

The Pullman News

Magazine published by the Pullman Company, Chicago. Issue dedicated to The Pullman Employees in Service, dated January, 1944. Stories of various men and women serving during the war.

Subject: World_War_II; Pullman_Workers; Pullman_Company; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

The Purple Heart Limited

Original magazine advertisement, copyright 1945, The Pullman Company. Photo shows wounded service men looking at war memorabilia. A Nazi flag is draping table. Photographed enroute by permission of the War Department.

Subject: Advertising; World_War_II; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

V-E Day Image

Group of several men holding different issues of Stars and Stripes announcing V-E (Victory in Europe) Day, when the Nazis surrendered in May, 1945. Mario Avignone holding the newspaper "Peace at Last".

Subject: World_War_II; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wartime Army Receipt For Transit

July 2, 1945

Subject: World_War_II; Format: Artwork

When Standing Still Means Full Speed Ahead

1943

Subject: World_War_II; Advertising; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

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