Florida Remembers WWII

The "Florida Remembers World War II" exhibit text was written by Dr. David J. Coles for the Museum of Florida History.

Table of Contents:


Introduction Florida Home Front Floridian Service Impact on Florida
  • Florida on the Eve of War
  • Pearl Harbor and its Impact


  • Training
  • Military Training in Florida
  • Aviation
  • Land Warfare
  • Amphibious
  • WAAC Training at Daytona Beach
  • The German Submarine Threat
  • Civil Defense & Patrols
  • Rationing & Government Effort
  • Scrap, Gardens & Kids' Activities
  • War Bonds & Women's Roles
  • Homegrown Armor: The Alligator
  • National Guard & State Guard
  • United States Army
  • Navy & Marines
  • Coast Guard
  • Army Air Force
  • Women on Duty
  • African Americans
  • War Heroes
  • War's Impact on Florida
  • Citrus Goes to War
  • Industry and War Products
  • Tourism During the War Years
  • The War Ends
  • How WWII Changed the State


  • Exhibit ©2003 Museum of Florida History Home E-mail for more info