Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, America had to mobilize its military and industrial might, building 88,000 tanks and 7,000 ships in a very short time. At the forefront of this manufacturing boom was New York industrialist Henry Kaiser, who applied assembly-line techniques to warships. The move improved production and provided our troops with the equipment and services vital to the war effort. Kaiser’s work was boosted by an initial investment from Bank of America. Almost 70 years later, Bank of America remains committed to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, supporting nonprofit organizations like Operation Homefront.
America at war mini-documentary