2

To be updated.

number of shoes Americans were allowed to purchase per year

 

18,000

tons of newspaper collected by Chicago children in 5 months

 

800

number of convicts who agreed to be bitten by malaria-infected mosquitoes in order to test treatments

 

110,000

number of Japanese-Americans relocated from the West Coast

 

33

percent of all vegetables grown in Victory Gardens

 

5,000

women employed at the Gary (IN) Steel Works; they were replaced by men following the war

 

25,000

dollars actress Heddy Lamarr was charging for kisses in hopes of raising money for the war

 

6

Americans killed in Oregon by a bomb-laden balloon launched from Japan in May, 1945

 

25

percent of the nation's oil reserves drained by the war

 

22,666

dollars Americans spent on Hitler's book, Mein Kampf

 

900

percent increase in NAACP membership from 1940-1945

 

40

percent of cigarettes produced exclusively for the armed forces