Navy recruting ship on Monroe Avenue
Grand Rapids achieved more than its quota of 100 recruits for the Navy as the whirlwind enlistment campaign closed on August 12, 1942. A "battleship" on wheels was convoyed down Monroe Avenue by a police car. Honorary "recruiterettes" from the A.B. Marcus Show of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" playing at Ramona Park "manned" the ship and showered passersby with leaflets describing "life in the Navy".
August 12 1942 (Created)
Source:The Robinson Studio Collection (Coll. 125)
- Grand Rapids History Center
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Robinson Studio photographs
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