Answering the nation's need for womanpower, Mrs. Virginia Davis made arrangement for the care of her two children during the day and joined her husband at work in the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Both are employed under Civil Service
June 1943. "Washington, D.C. Pasting up a telegram at the Western Union telegraph office. Doris and Dorothy Bell send and receive telegrams from the Baltimore circuit." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.
Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, Calif. in February 1942. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo. (Alfred T. Palmer/U.S. Office of War Information/Library of Congress)
19 Amazing Photos Of Female Riveters During WWII - My grandmother was a Riveter who worked on planes in the San Francisco Bay Area Air Base.... She also rode a motorcycle while she was at it, seems that passions do run in the family;)