B17F Woman Workers


by Unkown Artist

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During World War II, the drafting of millions of men for combat left American military contractors in dire need of workers to produce munitions and vehicles for the war effort. Women on the home front stepped up in great numbers, taking over strenuous, hazardous manual labor and handling complex, technical tasks. A month after Pearl Harbor, 60 widows of the attack responded to job openings at aircraft plants in California, with the motto “keep ’em flying to avenge our husbands’ deaths.”

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