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  World War II Affects Local Manufacturing
Category:  Economy/Employment
Brief Description:  World War II began in December 1941 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of St. Louis firms rapidly converted to wartime production. Approximately 75% of the City’s manufacturing concerns eventually converted to defense production for the duration of the war.
Year:  1941
Decade:  1940 - 1949
Beginning Date:     Dec. 07, 1941



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