Sangamon Ordinance Plant at Illiopolis

Sangamon Ordnance Plant at


In the midst of World War II, four ammunition plants rose up out of the prairie between Decatur and Illiopolis, Illinois.


Modern photos of the plant area  Photos taken in 1999

Certificate Of Meritorious Conduct  Evidence of Marion Coppenbarger's employment at the plant.

Gene Hall's 1984 description of the history of Illiopolis contains a good description of the plant.

 Illiopolis factory kept Allied guns firing in WWII  An article from the Springfield State Journal-Register newspaper's series "A Springfield Century"

 Central Illinois Timeline A brief mention on a page from the Decatur Herald & Review newspaper.

University of Illinois at Springfield: Oral History Collection, Abstracts of Transcribed Memoirs  Catalog infomation for 12 audiotaped interviews with people associated with the plant.
National World War II Memorial
Homepage of the effort to build a monument on the mall in Washington, DC.  The monument  "will honor all military veterans of the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms."


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