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Female Firefighters on the Homefront in WWII?


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A colleague is starting History Day work with his students, and one student saw a picture of a female firefighter, possibly at Pearl Harbor. I haven't seen the picture, myself. Regardless, it is an interesting topic.

 

Do any members know about cities in the US that set up female emergency and/or fire crews?

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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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The picture you are talking about is a famous one showing women training in Hawaii. I can't post it now but will try later.

 

During WWII, some women served as firefighters all over the U.S. During part of the war, two fire departments in Illinois were all female. In 1942, the first all-female forest firefighting crew In California was created.

 

...Kat

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