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    • Hungry Servicemen descend on North Platte Canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific station platform
    • The most widely published photograph of the North Platte Canteen, by Union Pacific Railroad photographer Bill Coons, was taken on a late summer's afternoon during World War II. A horde of hungry servicemen descend on the canteen from an eastbound...
    • A morale booster

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific food crowd
    • Source #: ca02012 Military officials frequently stated the North Platte Canteen’s greatest contribution to the war effort was as a morale booster. For men who were long distances from home, the generosity and concern shown by smiling women...
    • All Aboard! Soldiers leaving North Platte Canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific
    • ALL ABOARD! These time-honored words of railroading made for a daily sight at the canteen as service personnel made a quick dash out the canteen doors and for their departing train. There were occasional instances in which hapless servicemen were...
    • Entertainment inside the canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific singing piano
    • Beneath sourpussed caricatures of Adolph Hitler and associates, a sailor demonstrates his canteen keyboard talents to comrades in arms. Sampling coffee or milk as they listen are U.S. Army and Navy servicemen and Navy nurses. Lisa Geiken of the...
    • Closing of the canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific sign closing
    • Source #: npcanteen_closing_up13 A workman lowers the canteen sign to Rae Wilson (left) and Helen Christ as C.H. Land steadies the ladder. Mrs. Christ died in 1956. Rae Wilson-Sleight died in 1986.
    • Volunteers offer selections from gift basket

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific food basket
    • Patsy Loncar (left) and Ruth Pyle of North Platte offered selections from a basket of cigarettes and doughnuts to a sailor. Uniforms for canteen workers were briefly tried in 1942, but identification of workers came to depend on the silk...
    • Women relax inside the canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific coffee Marine Corps
    • Source #: npcanteen_up10b Two women U.S. Marine Corps officers share a calm moment of coffee, cigarettes and conversation over by the canteen's magazine table. On left: Sgt. Sylvia Downer, USMCWR, Shelborne Falls, Mass. and Cpl. Allunakrall,...
    • North Platte Canteen Organization

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific food
    • In a publicity pose, some of the 1943 North Platte Canteen officers display ham sandwiches prepared for those in uniform. From left: Helen Christ, general chairman; Mayme Wyman, kitchen chairman; Jessie Hutchens, secretary; Edna Neid, supplies...
    • WWII starts (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES) [video]

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    • Several people from North Platte, NE explain what it was like to be suddenly at war in 1941. Including Doris Kluger, canteen worker. John Anderson, former bomb plant worker. Length = 4:35
    • Mothers and Sons (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES)  [video]

    • north platte world war II nebraska north platte canteen
    • Even though World War II kept mothers and sons far apart, this video illustrates how the Nebraska North Platte Canteen provided a way for strangers to feel at home, if just during a ten-minute train stop. Length: 3:26.

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