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Civilian Protection

About the images: From top to bottom: a soldier carries an ammunition box; an air raid warden; a woman pumps water during a demonstration showing how to extinguish incendiary fires; nurse cadets in uniform.

American civilian and military leaders took countless steps to protect the nation's population during World War II, from blackouts to incident drills. This section looks at some of the ways the government and people of Oregon secured the homeland against attack.

delta The Aircraft Warning Service: Oregon's First Line of Defense
delta Defense Officials Insist: Air Raids Can Happen Here!
delta Blackouts Darken the Skies of Oregon
delta Dimouts Yield New Regulations and Enforcement
delta Evacuate the Area: Emergency Housing Surveys in Oregon
delta Beware the Bomb: Oregonians Discover New Ways to Die
delta Women Save the Day for Oregon's Medical Services
deltaThe National Guard is Off to War: Who Will Protect Us Now?
delta Shielding Oregon's Vital Assets: Forest and Plant Protection
delta Until We Get This Right: Incident Drills and Control Centers
delta So Much Work to Do: Other Civilian Protection Activities

About the images: From top to bottom: a soldier carries an ammunition box; an air raid warden; a woman pumps water during a demonstration showing how to extinguish incendiary fires; nurse cadets in uniform.

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