Montana's Home Front World War II

May 1944 in Montana

May 1944 in Montana

May 2 – A fire at the Carston Packing Company in Billings

caused $7,000 damage.

May 3-5 – Personnel at Gore Field presented “Desert Fever,”

a six–act play, at the Rainbow Theater in Great Falls.

May 4 – A Butte apartment building was destroyed by dynamite,

severely injuring one man. The suspect rented an apartment just minutes before the blast.

May 13 – Six crewmen died and five were rescued when a

bomber from Casper, Wyoming crashed two miles northwest

of Miles City. A new oil well in the Gage Dome north of

Roundup produced 5,000 barrels a day.

May 18 – The 163rd Infantry Regiment seized Wakde.

May 19 – Two hundred Butte miners from the St. Lawrence

Mine walked off the job because they disliked the foreman.

The miners returned to work three days later when the

foreman was removed.

May 21 – “I Am an American Day.” Two Great Falls men

drowned at the Martinsdale Reservoir.

May 25 – The Montana Stockgrower’s Association met in

Miles City. One hundred oil truck drivers in Laurel and

Billings went on strike, which ended after two days.

May 26 – The U.S. Senate passed a measure providing postwar

construction funds for Hungry Horse dam.

May 27 – The 41st Division landed on Biak Island.

 

Montana History Calendar 1942

Montana History Calendar 1941

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