Oh, for sure. That generation grew up during the Great Depression, learned how to persevere and endure hardship, then on to the hell of WWII. But as part of the war effort they were intensely trained in a variety of areas, and when they came back during peacetime, they exploded with creativity, productivity, and prosperity; Hot rods, the RV industry, electric guitars, Rock and roll and much more. It was an exuberant culture, the best period in American history and probably the best time for any civilization on earth, with due respect to our international forum membership.+1 and their work continued homeside after WWII as citizens ...that generation also known as "the builders".
Sadly, attempts are now made to rewrite history, so much purposely forgotten or ignored in the interest of PC....i'll leave it at that.
You see, I'm old enough to have caught a glimpse of the tail end of it.