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Community Post: Women At Work During World War II

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation in California. Photographed by Alfred T. Palmer in June 1942.

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Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Eileen Nearne — known as Didi — was, in fact, one of the bravest secret agents of World War II. She sent over 105 radio transmissions that paved the way for Allied troop movements. The average SOE lasted 6 weeks, she worked for more 5 months. When caught, she showed exceptional courage, withstanding torture, incarceration, and concentration camps. She survived the war and was awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Found on the web, Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.

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World War II in Color: American Bombers and Their Crews, 1942 | LIFE.com