Stunning Photos Of American Women At Work During World War II


Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation Inc, plant in California, 1942. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F Flying Fortress navy bomber, Long Beach, California, 1942. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)>


Portrait of Assembly and Repairs Department senior supervisor Eloise J. Ellis as she stands near the tail of a Navy plane at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, August 1942. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem/Getty Images)


Virginia Davis, a riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval air base, supervises Chas. Potter, a NYA trainee from Michigan, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine installation duties at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


Drilling on a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp, Fort Worth, Texas, 1942. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


An A-20 bomber being riveted by a woman worker at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, California, 1942. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


An unidentified lathe operator machines parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas, October 1942. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem/Getty Images)


Drilling a wing bulkhead for a transport plane at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas, 1942. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


A young woman employee of North American Aviation Incorporated, working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane, Inglewood, California, 1942. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


Heil and Co. employee Lucile Mazurek works on black-out lamps to be used on Air Force gasoline trailers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 1943. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem/Getty Images)


Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a Vengeance dive bomber, Tennessee, 1943. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


One of the girls of Vilter Manufacturing Co. filing small gun parts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1943. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


A gist inspector for the Chain Belt Co. looks over one of the 25 cutters for burrs before inserting it in the inside of a 105mm howitzer at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1943. (Photo by Howard R. Hollem/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

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