How Robert S. Kerr pulled Oklahoma out of the Great Depression by negotiating for military funds that built lots of bases --> Oklahoma's fighting 45th in action
At Congress, Robert S. Kerr vouched for Oklahoma to receive part of the increased US military budget in response to WWII.
Numerous military bases and armories were built around Oklahoma, creating many jobs for military men and civilians alike and ultimately rescuing the state's economy; the most well-known is Tinker Field.
Oklahoma's Fighting 45th made great contributions in WWII. Among them were Native American code talkers, who were instrumental in relaying intel on the battlefield.