Batteries affected by the first large scale scrap metal drive during World War II in October 1942.
In 1942, the War Production Board mounted a massive scrap metal drive, hoping to collect 17,000,000 tons of metal. The War Department obsolete arms scrapping drive was a part of that first scrap drive and resulted in a large scale scrapping of coastal defense hardware. Especially hard hit were coastal mortar batteries all of which were essentially obsolete.
Pages in category "1942 Scrapping"
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