Have you heard of “Rosie the Riveter”?
I would think it would depend on your age group.
- According to different articles there were 310,000 women in the U. S. aircraft industry.
- More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry in 1943, making up 65 percent of the industry’s total workforce (compared to just 1 percent in the pre-war years). The munitions industry also heavily recruited women workers, as illustrated by the U.S. government’s Rosie the Riveter propaganda campaign.
- Did you know? Though women who entered the workforce during World War II were crucial to the war effort, their pay continued to lag far behind their male counterparts: Female workers rarely earned more than 50 percent of male wages.
- U. S. was not the only country that had Rosie the Riveter’s.
For more information go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_World_War_II
- I read the article from History.com.
- I learned a lot,
- Information is great,
- There is a lot I was never aware of, even though I was born in 1946.
Women in other countries were also involved in WWII. According to Wikipedia article “Women in World War II” took on different roles.
Have a great day! Hope