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My grandmother built some of the bomb casings in Pittsburgh. She worked her butt off and was very proud of her contribution to the war. They didn't sacrifice their lives but made our planes, ammunition, uniforms, weapons, field gear, ships. With out their help we would not been able to keep up with the demand for two wars. Today not much is made here in the USA but we need to be reminded of their long hours and I am sure their work. In memory of my grandma Williams Bill

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WWII Shipbuilding "Rosie the Welders"

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"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
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Rosie The Engineer

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"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
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Rosie The Munitions Maker

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Another Rosie The Riveter

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"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
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I think more than a few did sacrifice their lives. Ordnance factories aren't always safe.


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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A worker at the Seattle Boeing plant, where about half are women, helps complete the fuselage framework on a B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber.

 

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Civil service worker Grace Weaver paints American insignia onto repaired airplane wings at the Corpus Christi, Texas, naval air base. Weaver was formerly a schoolteacher with a brother working as an Army flight instructor.

 

 

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Women painting propaganda posters. The master document hangs in the background.

 

 

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A camouflage class at New York University, where men and women make models from aerial photographs and devise a camouflage scheme for a defense plant.

 

 

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A female welder takes a moment to rest at the Richmond shipyard in California. The same Newsweek article noted that women could be found working "in the shipyards, lumber mills, steel mills, foundries ... Women engineers are working in the drafting rooms and women physicists and chemists in the great industrial laboratories."

 

 

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Excellent thread, and excellent pictures!

 

I will keep an eye on this one, very interesting stuff.

 

RC


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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My grandmother worked for Clayton-Lambert during WW2 as a shell casing inspector. She was always proud of her effort during the war.

 

I am a modern militaria collector, but have this coverall displayed prominently in my "war room". One of the few WW2 pieces I have left in my collection, but this one is going to stay with me.

 

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Link: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/156272-rosie-the-riveter-coverall-owens-illinois/


Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Thanks for posting your thoughts and pictures. All of the Rosie's have been over looked by many. My grandmother used to talk about how hard they worked knowing the soldiers that were risking and or sacrificing their lives and worked over time while their children stayed home or hired a baby sitter or family member.

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Mildred Webb learns to operate a cutting machine at the Assembly and Repair Department of the Corpus Christi, Texas, naval air base. After about eight weeks of training, she'll be eligible for a job.

 

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Women employed by a U.S. Department of Agriculture timber salvage sawmill in Turkey Pond, New Hampshire, taking a break. Dorothy De Greenia, far right, said she doesn't find the job hard after years of housework. Her son was deployed with the U.S. Army in Australia at the time of this photo.

 

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A woman applies finishing touches to giant floatation devices used to keep military aircraft above water when forced down at sea.

 

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Mrs. Paul Titus, a 77-year-old air raid spotter in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, patrols her beat with a gun. "I can carry a gun any time they want me to," she said.

 

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