National Archives at Atlanta

National Archives at Atlanta

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Developed, tested, maintained, repaired, procured, and distributed army ordnance and ordnance equipment.

Women at the Augusta Arsenal

Augusta Arsenal Women

ca. 1944

During World War II, the Augusta Arsenal in Augusta, GA employed over 1000 people, many of them female workers who performed...

Tags: Georgia | Ordnance Facilities | Women | World War II
Alabama Ordnance Works Power Plant

Alabama Ordnance

January 27, 1942

No project represents the focused and determined effort that government and private contractors dedicated to war-related infrastructure...

Tags: Alabama | Ordnance Facilities | World War II
Holston Ordnance Works Employee

Holston Ordnance

August 1943

A Holston Ordnance Works employee operating filter tanks in "E" building in area B...

Tags: Ordnance Facilities | Tennessee | World War II
Holston Ordnance Works Manpower Map

Manpower map

December 1943

Like most military production facilities during the war, Holston Ordnance Works in Kingsport, Tennessee, employed male and female workers...

Tags: Labor | Map | Ordnance Facilities | Tennessee | World War II
Cafeteria Workers on Strike

Workers on Strike

March 5, 1945

To protest schedule changes, African American cafeteria workers at the Atlanta Ordnance Depot went on strike in March of 1945...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | Labor | Prisoners of War |
Strike | World War II
Women at the Milan Arsenal

Women at Milan Arsenal


The Milan Ordnance Depot and the Wolf Creek Ordnance Plant merged in 1943 to form the Milan Ordnance Center. In 1945...

Tags: African Americans | Ordnance Facilities | Tennessee | Women |
World War II
Hazards to the Health of Individuals Working With RDX

Health Hazards with RDX(B)

September 28, 1944

In September 1944, the Office of Scientific Research and Development published a 113-page report titled "Hazards to the Health of Individuals...

Tags: Health | Tennessee | World War II
Gadsden Ordnance Plant Workers

Gadsden Ordnance Plant

ca. 1942

Two workers at the Gadsden Ordnance Plant manufacture artillery shells...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama | Ammunition | Ordnance Facilities |
World War II
Augusta Arsenal Workers

Augusta Arsenal


Photograph shows both African American and white workers laboring on same factory line in Augusta, Georgia during WWII...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | Ordnance Facilities | World War II
Aerial View of K-25

"Salute" Newsletter

May 14, 1943

Many military installations published their own newsletters during the war in order to inform and entertain their civilian...

Tags: Georgia | Newsletters | World War II