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August 30, 2017

See the Jeep as a Lady

Created of necessity on the eve of World War II, the versatile combat vehicle that became known the world over as the “Jeep” demonstrated the best American ingenuity had to offer. The jeep’s evolution as a civilian vehicle reflected rapidly advancing American technology and the changing society of the post-war boom years.

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October 21, 2015

Spotlight on the Sherman

Pittsburgh’s contributions to World War II ranged from the smallest bomb fuses to the largest artillery. But the 38-ton Sherman tank parked in front of the History Center reminds us that there’s nothing quite like the drama of a legendary vehicle.

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September 23, 2015

A History of Curtiss-Wright During WWII

On display in the Hall of Industry section of the We Can Do It! WWII exhibition is a propeller on loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum that was made locally by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

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