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The attached article about Philadelphia during World War II was a part of YANK MAGAZINE's on-going series profiling American cities and the effects that each were experiencing as a result of the war:

"You can boil down nearly all the changes that have taken place in Philadelphia since Pearl Harbor to one word: prosperity."

"In 1940 the average factory worker in Philadelphia was making $27 a week and the city's total factory pay roll was 393 millions. In 1943 Philadelphia's factory workers averaged $48 a week and the total factory payroll was one and a quarter billions...The Philadelphia social life, too, has taken a terrific shot in the arm..."

Read about Wartime San Francisco.

Click here to read about wartime Washington, D.C..

     


Home Front Philadelphia (Yank Magazine, 1944)

Home Front Philadelphia (Yank Magazine, 1944)

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