During World War II, over 6 million American women entered the workforce to take the place of men fighting overseas. Learning a variety of trades, women worked in all aspects of wartime industry including shipyards, aircraft factories, and munitions plants. Frequently referred to as "Rosie the Riveter," these individuals broke new ground and showed that women could compete in the industrial workforce. These images from the Library of Congress, with their original wartime captions, provide a sampling of the valuable service provided by "Rosie" during the conflict.
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|Painting Aircraft||Welding at Heil||Building Bombers||Inspecting Transports|
|Aircraft Production||P-51 Mustang Wings||M5 & M7 Guns||Gasoline Trailers|
|Repair Supervisor||Aircraft Engines||Women in White||B-25 Assembly|
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