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A Bomber Pilot
The original caption on this 1942 OWI photograph of a bomber pilot was, "The kind of man Hitler wishes we didn't have"

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The Office of War Information Was Created
June 13, 1942

"Uncle Sam wants you!" That's what Americans read on posters during World War II. To attract U.S. citizens to jobs in support of the war effort, the government created the Office of War Information (OWI) on June 13, 1942, some six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. OWI photographers documented American life and culture by showing aircraft factories, members of the armed forces, and women in the workforce. Using propaganda (photographs and captions with emotional content), the OWI aimed to inspire patriotic fervor in the American public.
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