Monpe (Women’s Work Pants). Kimiko Nishimaru (15 at the time) was working in communication services under the Student Mobilizaion Order at the army’s district headquarters, 800 meters from the hypocenter. Badly burned over her whole body, she crawled home and received treatment from her parents. She died, however, on August 12, 1945.
Swell: Between 1940 and 1945, the proportion of women in the U.S. workforce increased from 27 per cent to nearly 37 per cent
Susan Travers (23 September 1909–18 December 2003) was an Englishwoman who was the only woman to serve officially with the French Foreign Legion. Living in France when World War II began, as trained as a nurse she became an ambulance driver. When France fell to the Nazis, she joined the Free French Forces. In 1941, she was sent to Syria and then to North Africa.