Another pinner said: Best POW story I've read. Worth digging around for it! These women were beautiful!
photographer in the Army Air Forces.
World War II Fashion
Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in War and Peace 1939-1949 Virginia Nicholson interviewed 50 British women with a great variety of experiences. Click to read informative reviews - powerful, first-person stuff.
"SLACKS & CALLUSES: Our Summer in a Bomber Factory" San Diego, 1943: two spirited young teachers work the swing shift in a bomber plant. Entering a male-dominated realm, they learned to use tools that they had never seen, live with aluminum shavings in their hair, and get along with people from all walks of life. Charming, candid, full of detail. Link goes to the Hometown Victory Girls, re-enactors and lovers of 40's vintage
And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II
U.S. WWII poster
World War 2 poster
Weather observer in the Army Air Forces.
Margaret Rock was one of the few women code breakers at Bletchley Park during World War 2. Margaret was a bright mathematician, quiet and modest but with an adventurous streak.
circa 1943: Three young blonde women hold a sign which reads, 'We will not marry for the duration - unless we marry a service man'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A really fascinating infographic on women in the military.
WAVES enlisted personnel eating a meal in the United States, 22 Sep 1943 (US National Archives)
Workday Wednesday: Land Girls #genealogy #familyhistory
Land Girls and their Impact
Army nurse on the cover of Newsweek,1945 ~
WAVES March 15, 1943, LIFE magazine. From life.time.com.
U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps - Short History of Military Nursing - Research Guides at University of Wisconsin-Madison Ebling Library.
Codebreakers at Bletchley Park, c 1942.
October 1942. Inglewood, California. "Young woman employee of North American Aviation working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane."
Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses during WWII ~
WW II pamphlet about women working after the war. You can read the pamphlet and other titles at this website ~
A member of the Women's Timber Corps stripping the bark from a tree to be used as a telegraph pole ~