Sorry if this is long winded, but it's a very specific question... I'm writing a science fiction novel that centers around 3 guys who jump back in time to just after the Pearl Harbor invasion. Their arrival is an accident, and in their first moments in '41, they find themselves on a rocky shoreline somewhere in the Midwest (presumably on the shore of Lake Michigan or somewhere similar). I have a real aversion to trite, unbelievable plots that have the heroes moving forward because of things they need falling from the sky with no effort on their part. As such, the first thing these guys need to do is obtain period clothing so they don't stick out like sore thumbs, and I just don't like the idea of "oh they found the perfect sizes hanging on somebody's clothes line and took them." The odds of their getting away with that are slim to none. The idea I had in mind was that they wait until well after sundown, and raid a clothing donation drop box somewhere. What little I was able to find on the web said that the Salvation Army's concept of drop boxes began during WWII but no specific year was given, and in 1941 they may not have existed yet. Further, where would they typically be found in that time period? I'm not completely stuck on that concept; it doesn't specifically have to be a Salvation Army drop box, just someplace where they would be reasonably likely to obtain passable clothing for three guys some time after midnight without drawing attention to themselves. Few people are going to have any idea about this, but I like accuracy so I'm trying to get some idea of what I could plug in here that would be historically accurate. There's always somebody who knows about this kind of thing, as strange a question as it is. Thanks much!