They didn't think twice about heeding President Franklin Roosevelt's call to join the war effort to build a "Great Arsenal of Democracy" - a unified effort to assemble ships and airplanes on the home front. but as unassumingly as suburban women flooded the workforce during World War II, they exited it just as quietly, leaving their posts to clear space for the returning men. More than 70 years later, some still hesitate to claim their contributions to munitions and war equipment productions as "Rosie the Riveters."
You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, April 17, 2016, or online at dailyherald.com
Daily Herald: Women in the WWII workforce