"A blow to the Axis -- more lumber for the Army." The Allies knew that high levels of production was key to winning the war against the Axis. That is why a lot Allied propaganda focuses on motivating workers to produce as much as they are capable of.
Woody Gurthrie-Merchant Marines and later aboard 3 different ships and the last one arrived in Normandy after D-Day and was sunk. He went AWOL once but returned and given 2 weeks confinement. Discharged as a private in (Folk Singer)