• When the war broke out, Evelyn Davidson became an aircraft mechanic and a civilian employee of the Air Force.

  • Dorice Dorine Hamilton was trained as a welder but found a job as a riveter for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas.

  • Frances and John Carter discuss her defense work and his time as a paratrooper during the war.

  • Mazie started working at the age of six when she started helping her father pull out the weeds in the cornfields.

  • Idamae Mason worked for Consolidated Vultee Aircraft in New Orleans, Louisiana during World War II.

  • Kathleen and Ken Powell talk about the enormous contributions made by women during the war.

  • Wilma and Amelia Mathauser are twins but don’t ask them who was born first, because they don’t know.

  • Arkie Huffman was small enough to crawl into the fuselage and buck rivets while she worked at Boeing.

  • Shirley Clark had to quit school to work when her father severely injured his arm. During the war, she was unknowingly part of the team that built the Atomic Bomb.

  • During the war, Edith Lyons worked in several places, following her husband around to different army bases.

  • Frances Ellis started out as a bucker in Seattle for Boeing Aircraft but when her partner, a riveter, got pregnant, they had Ellis start riveting.

  • When her husband was drafted, Arlene Crary found a babysitter and got a job at Boeing Aircraft.

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