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Happy V-E Day!

On May 9, 1945, people around the world rejoiced as Germany surrendered to the Allied Powers, ending the war in Europe. Fighting in the Pacific theater would continue until Japan signed their formal surrender on September 2, 1945.

Front page headlines from the Casper newspaper announcing the surrender of Germany. (WSA Casper Tribune-Herald 5-8-1945 p1)

Front page headlines from the Casper newspaper announcing the surrender of Germany.
(WSA Casper Tribune-Herald 5-8-1945 p1)

Wyoming sent nearly 30,000 men and women to fight during World War II (more than 10% of the state’s population). Wyoming was also the home to several German POW camps, Heart Mountain Japanese Relocation Camp, and as well as a United Air Lines airplane modification center in Cheyenne.

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