(via Stealth Fighters: 1942 | Shorpy Historic Picture Archive)

October 1942. “High school Victory Corps. Learning the rudiments of advancing on an enemy will prove valuable to these boys if they are called to join their older brothers in the armed forces. This is part of the ‘commando’ training given in physical education courses at Flushing High School, Queens, New York.” Photo by William Perlitch for the Office of War Information. View full size.

i need to do everything i can to not be ‘encouraged’ (tacitly expected) to do this victory corp thing for work. basically they send us out to places to volunteer for politicians’ elections the 6 weeks before the election.

thing is you don’t pick where you go, and since some of their top tier priority regions are like south carolina, arizona, and missouri, i’d rather not end up knocking doors in some suburb around there or something