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..