1940 - 1949
December, 1941 the United States enters the war after the
on Pearl Harbour
1945 – WW2 ends..
Aug. 19: Nearly 1000 Canadians die and 2000 are taken prisoner in the
failed raid on Dieppe.
Rationing and consumer goods shortages become a way of life.
Manitoba Power Commission decides to extend service to more rural
and the R.M.
The war dominates the news as Hartney men rush to enlist and the
Red Cross Society and other war-related charities and association
becomes active. Good crops help donations to the war effort.
August: All citizens registered were required to determine each
person’s usefulness to the war effort
By the end of 1940, 35 men have enlisted.
Irene Hill took over the the A.E. Hill & Co. Store upon death of
her father W.H.B. Hill.
December: 56 more-recruits enlist, many to the Air Force.
As part of the sir training program an auxiliary airfield is
constructed south of Hartney. Hangar and airfield ready by
Engineer Willard Turnbull with the merchant marine is injured at
Singapore – first Hartney casualty.
Aug. 19 - Five men from Hartney take part in the Dieppe Raid. Cpl.
Eldon Hatch killed.
Winnipeg Grain Exchange suspends trading. A Compulsory Wheat Board is
set up by the federal government. “Mutual Aid” to Great
Britain and allies is a priority.
Credit Union Federation of MB formed.
Summer rationing continues. The shortage of farm help prompts farm
women and girls to help with harvest. More efficient combine harvesters
begin to appear.
Hartney citizens begin to raise funds to build a Memorial Rink, which
was finished in 1948.
Hartney Credit Union in Co-op offices
Hartney 4-H Club – Junior Seed Club and Home Economics Club
Manitoba Hydro erects electrical poles & cable in area – 107