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Oklahoma History Academic Standards

OKH.5.9 Summarize and analyze the impact of mobilization for World War II including the establishment of military bases, prisoner of war installations, and the contributions of Oklahomans to the war effort including the American Indian code talkers and the 45th Infantry Division.

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

History Alive! Living History
World War II Nurse
World War II Rosie

The 45th Infantry Division

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Brad Agnew, "World War II"
Bill Corbett, "Prisoner of War Camps"
Dianna Everett, "Camp Gruber"
Tally D. Fugate, "Rationing"
Tally D. Fugate, "War Production Board"
William C. Meadows, "Code Talkers"
Kent A. Schell, "Tulsa Bomber Plant"
Tally D. Fugate, "Midwest City Douglas Aircraft Company Plant"
James L. Crowder, "Tinker Air Force Base"
Richard S. Guinan, "Altus Air Force Base"
James L. Crowder, "Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base"
Thomas L. Hedglen, "Vance Air Force Base"
Kenny A. Franks, "Oklahoma National Guard"
Mike Gonzales, "Forty-fifth Infantry Division"
Lance Janda, "Medal of Honor Recipients"
Linda D. Wilson, "War Bond Drives"
Lance Janda, "Women and the World Wars"

Research Center Resources


Online Primary Sources

“Code Talkers,” National Archives
Voices of Oklahoma

Additional Resources

“Oklahoma World War II Stories Documentary,” The Oklahoman Video Archive
“Oklahoma World War II Stories,” OETA
“Pearl Harbor-USS Oklahoma,” PBS
Tinker Air Force Base
Vance Air Force Base
Altus Air Force Base
“Comanche Code Talkers,” Oklahoma News Report
“Comanche Code Talkers,” Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center
“Code Talking.” Museum of the American Indian
“American Indian Code Talkers,” WWII Museum
45th Infantry Museum

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