Uncle Sam needs your Stockings !

Stockings for the war effort

Uncle Sam decided that stockings would be put to much better use in the war, than as women’s apparel. Namely – for converting into powder bags which were used to propel missile projectiles in US Navy Guns. How romantic is that !?  In 1942, depots appeared everywhere appealing to women to dump their used stockings to help against the enemy !

Uncle sam needs your stockings !

Comments

  1. Uh-huh. Sure they did. I bet I know what those government officials were REALLY doing with all those used stockings.

  2. What an interesting post, thanks for sharing. Thankfully we won't need to part with our stockings these days.


    Leanne