Robert George Fenstermacher Jr.'s home state of Pennsylvania contributed largely to steel manufacturing and coal. As one of the more populated and well-developed states, Pennsylvania had no break or short supply of resources and people. Pennsylvanians were a huge help in food rationing and war bonds purchases.
The picture to the right is of the whole Pennsylvania state.
Robert Fenstermacher Jr. was specifically from Scranton, a city located in Lackawanna County. Scranton was specially useful in the coal, mining, and railroad industries. Scranton was also home to a locomotive repair repair facility until 1953 when it became Scranton Army Ammunition Plant, one of the most advanced munition factories in the world today.
The picture on the left is a map section of Lackawanna County that is highlighting Scranton city.
Pennsylvania supplied a total of 31% of America's steel during the war and 20% worldwide. The state led the countries lubricating oil industry for aircraft engines and agricultural took a rise as well. War time was also a great opportunity for marginalized groups to make more prominent roles like black Americans and women. By the end of the war in 1945, one-third of the total 2.5 million Pennsylvanians in the workforce was made by women.
Companies like the Sun Shipbuilding Company in Chester, the American Bantam Car Company in Butler, and Bethlehem Steel were war industry leaders in boats, war jeeps, and steel.
Upper right: Photograph of the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company.
Lower Right: A picture of a group of workers in Pennsylvania.
Lackawanna Country, Pennsylvania Army and Air Force Death Toll.
Scranton Army Ammunition Plant.
Carlisle Area High School, Carlisle, PA
Mr. Wagner's AP US History