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US 5th war loan poster with 2 US sailors on a submarine

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.16

Poster for the 5th War Loan campaign featuring two sailors on watch aboard a submarine at night. The poster includes the words: In memory, U.S.S. Dorado. The Dorado was a Gato-class submarine, the first US mass produced submarines of the war. The Dorado launched May 23, 1943, and was lost with all hands in the Caribbean on October 12. It was later discovered that the Dorado was bombed by a US airplane that mistook her for a German U-boat. The Dorado has never been found. The campaign for the 5th War Loan subscription took place from June 12 - July 8, 1944. There were 8 war loan drives from 1942 to 1945. By the end of the war, 85 million Americans had purchased 185.7 billion dollars of bonds.

Artwork Title
Fire Away! Buy Extra Bonds
Series Title
Buy War Bonds
publication/distribution:  1944
publication: Washington (D.C.)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:33:44
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