World War II Maps and Posters

About this collection

This collection includes World War II posters and maps from the Military Collection of the State Archives of North Carolina.

The State of North Carolina provided over 370,000 men and women to serve in all theaters of the war and in all branches of the military. Just as in the First World War, the largest number of North Carolinians served in the United States Army, but sizeable numbers served in the Navy, Army Air Corps, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. On the home front, tens of thousands of Tar Heel civilians aided the war effort by working in vital war industries, purchasing war bonds and stamps, producing food, working in important state and federal positions, and by working in various family and troop supported activities such as the United Services Organization (USO) and the American Red Cross.

A finding aid for the complete World War II collection is available at

NCpedia’s website has more information about North Carolina and World War II at