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The Stamford Historical Society Presents

Pride and Patriotism: Stamford’s Role in World War II
Online Edition

The Homefront


When the Second World War started, Stamford was a community of 60,000 people from a variety of different backgrounds and ethnicities. Stamford itself had become a manufacturing community dominated by the major firms of Yale & Towne, Pitney-Bowes, Machlett Laboratories, American Cyanamid, and Luders Marine Construction, to mention but a few. While, with the coming of the war, some 10,000 Stamfordites were enlisted in various branches of service, others worked on the homefront to support the war. Local firms converted their factory works for the production of implements, machines, and ships needed for the war effort. Civil Defense was re-instituted, and the general public was asked for and answered the call to sacrifice.

More text to come

Luders (internet links)

Yale & Towne


Machlett Laboratories

Army navy 'E' Awards, click for more
Army-Navy “E” Awards Ceremony, April 1945
Machlett Laboratories Honor Roll
Machlett Honor Roll

Gold Star Mother Francis Kulka

Long Ridge Garden Club – Certificate of Merit

Civil Defense in Stamford: The Air Raid Warden System through two wars
(Record Group 11)

1944 Birthday Card (all views)

postcard, Stamford Service Roll, click for more
Stamford Service Roll reference to State Library images!
Bull's Head Roll of Honor, click for more
Bull’s Head Roll of Honor.
Liberty Street Service Roll 1944, click for more
Liberty St. Honor Roll

KILROY WAS HERE drawn by Mort WalkerIntroduction
Stamford Service Rolls
Exhibit Photos
Opening Day