Lest we forget.
More than 800,000 New Yorkers went to war, and six of them received the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, three of the citations bestowed posthumously.
The Port of New York became known as “Last Stop USA.” While soldiers boarded troopships in the harbor, headed to Britain, the Brooklyn Navy Yard turned out battleships and aircraft carriers and repaired thousands of Allied vessels.
View images from New York City during World War 2
Hana Alberts at Curbed has put together some stunning and stark images from WW2 in a great article.