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Synopsis:

During World War II, an unprecedented number of women

took jobs at aircraft plants, shipyards, munitions factories, and other concerns across the nation to produce material essential to winning the war. Affectionately and collectively called aRosie the Rivetera after a popular 1943 song, thousands of these women came to the U.S. Armyafinanced Douglas Aircraft Plant in Long Beach, the largest wartime plane manufacturer, to help produce an astonishing number of the aircraft used in the war. They riveted,

welded, assembled, and installed, doing man-sized jobs, making attack bombers, other war birds, and cargo transports. They trained at Long Beach City Schools and worked 8- and 10-hour shifts in a windowless, bomb-proof plant. Their children attended Long Beach Day Nursery, and their households ran on rations and victory gardens. When the men came home after the war ended, most of these resilient women lost their jobs.

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ISBN:
9780738558141
Author:
Schipske, Gerrie (edt)
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Schipske, Gerrie
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Arcadia Publishing
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.76x7.03x.35 in. .71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , During World War II, an unprecedented number of women

took jobs at aircraft plants, shipyards, munitions factories, and other concerns across the nation to produce material essential to winning the war. Affectionately and collectively called aRosie the Rivetera after a popular 1943 song, thousands of these women came to the U.S. Armyafinanced Douglas Aircraft Plant in Long Beach, the largest wartime plane manufacturer, to help produce an astonishing number of the aircraft used in the war. They riveted,

welded, assembled, and installed, doing man-sized jobs, making attack bombers, other war birds, and cargo transports. They trained at Long Beach City Schools and worked 8- and 10-hour shifts in a windowless, bomb-proof plant. Their children attended Long Beach Day Nursery, and their households ran on rations and victory gardens. When the men came home after the war ended, most of these resilient women lost their jobs.

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