With the event of war
American women did not sit idly by; many woman joined the various armed
forces. They not only served as nurses and clerks, but also trained as
pilots. They flew sub-hunter missions with the Civil Air Service off the coast of the United States; ferried
planes into combat zones, and many took small arms training and learned to shoot
as well as their male counterpoints. America forever owes a debt to these
women at war.
Others moved to the
large cities where they worked in defense plants. Without their labors
America would never have been able to produce the planes and equipment needed in
the war efforts. Not just in "women's work" these ladies became machinist,
aircraft mechanics, riveters, painters, welders and sheet-metal
workers. They made the parts, and assembled, the largest force of combat
aircraft in the world, replacing bombers and fighters faster than the axis
could destroy them in combat in Europe and the Pacific.
But in spite of this
hard dirty work in the factories though the war years these women retained
all their feminine beauty while serving our country in a time of
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