Civil Defense of Ann Arbor

Organizational Chart of the Civilian Defense Corps, World War II, 1942

Organizational Chart of the Civilian Defense Corps, World War II, 1942

To prepare citizens for possible war emergencies, such as air raids, most large cities had a Civilian Defense Corps. In Ann Arbor, the CDC was headed by Police Chief Sherman Mortenson.

Courtesy of Lt. Michael Logghe, the Ann Arbor Police Department and the City of Ann Arbor.


Article Keywords: American Red Cross, Ann Arbor - Mayor, Ann Arbor Fire Department, Ann Arbor Police Department, Boy Scouts, Civil Defense, World War II
People: Benjamin Zahn, H. Sherman Mortenson, Ira Smith, Leigh Jarvis Young

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Police Chief Mortensen Heads Citizens Defense Corps - Five Functions To Be Directed By Commander - New Set-Up Is Designed To Co-Ordinate Activities On Home Front


St. Thomas Catholic School - Air Raid Precautions

St. Thomas Catholic School - Air Raid Precautions

St. Thomas Catholic School - Air Raid Precautions


Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Parochial Schools, St. Thomas Catholic School
Places: 525 N State St

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St. Thomas Catholic School - Air Raid Precautions

St. Thomas Catholic School - Air Raid Precautions

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Parochial Schools, St. Thomas Catholic School
Places: 525 N State St

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Civilian Defense Registration at the Armory, January 1942

Civilian Defense Registration at the Armory, January 1942

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor Armory, Civil Defense, Civil Defense Corps, World War II
Places: 225 E Ann St
Date: January 1942

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Civilian Defense Registration at the Armory, January 1942

Civilian Defense Registration at the Armory, January 1942

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor Armory, Civil Defense, Civil Defense Corps, World War II
Places: 225 E Ann St
Date: January 1942

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Civilian Defense Registration at the Armory, January 1942

Civilian Defense Registration at the Armory, January 1942

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor Armory, Civil Defense, Civil Defense Corps, World War II
Places: 225 E Ann St
Date: January 1942

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Civilian Defense Registration at the Armory, January 1942

Civilian Defense Registration at the Armory, January 1942

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Civil Defense Corps, World War II
Places: 223 E Ann St, Ann Arbor Armory
Date: January 1942

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James J. O'Kane Named Chief Air Raid Warden for Ann Arbor, February 1942

James J. O'Kane Named Chief Air Raid Warden for Ann Arbor, February 1942
Caption: Air Raid Chief: James J. O'Kane has been named by Mayor Leigh J. Young, as chief air raid warden for Ann Arbor, inaugurating formation of an additional branch of the local civilian defense program.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, February 28, 1942

Article Keywords: American Legion, Ann Arbor - Mayor, Ann Arbor High Parent-Teacher Organization, Civil Defense, Company K, Veterans, World War I, World War II
People: James J. O'Kane
Photographer: Eck Stanger
Date: February 1942

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Related:
O'Kane Given Air Raid Post


Looking over atomic bomb information pamphlet, May 1951

Looking over atomic bomb information pamphlet, May 1951

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness
Date: May 1951

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Atomic Survival display in window of Ann Arbor Trust Company, April 1952

Atomic Survival display in window of Ann Arbor Trust Company, April 1952

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor Trust Co., Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness
Places: corner of Main St and Huron St
Date: April 1952

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