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WWII poster - Civilian Defense

Civilian Defense poster

The Office of Civilian Defense (OCD) was created in 1941 to organized and supervise civilian defense efforts at home. It included such organizations as the Civilian Air Patrol (CAP) which provided search and rescue capabilities and patrolled U.S. boarders.

"America Calling - Take your place in Civilian Defense" Government poster encouraging civilians to volunteer for Civilian Defense during WWII.