Photos of WWII Women Civilian Workers - Page 2

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A young woman employee of North American Aviation working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane.

A young woman employee of North American Aviation, Incorporated, working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane, Inglewood, Calif. The mechanism resembles a small cannon. Oct. 1942.

American Red Cross Canteen Corps

American Red Cross Canteen Corps. World War II. Photo taken in front of the Red Cross Building in Newport News, Virginia, 1942.

Woman aircraft worker checking electrical assemblies at Vega Aircraft Corporation.

Woman aircraft worker checking electrical assemblies at Vega Aircraft Corporation (Lockheed), Burbank, California. June, 1942.

Red Cross group arriving in Glasgow, Scotland.

Red Cross group arriving in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mrs. Paul Titus, 77-year-old air raid spotter of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, carries a gun as she patrols her beat, on December 20, 1941.

Mrs. Paul Titus, 77-year-old air raid spotter of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, carries a gun as she patrols her beat, on December 20, 1941. Mrs. Titus signed-up the day after the Pearl Harbor attack. "I can carry a gun any time they want me to," she declared.

A woman working on a Vengeance Dive Bomber operates a hand drill at the Vultee-Nashville plant in Tennessee.

A woman working on a "Vengeance" Dive Bomber operates a hand drill at the Vultee-Nashville plant in Tennessee.

Women War Workers of Marinship Corp

"Chippers." Women War Workers of Marinship Corp, 1942.

Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft.

Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's plant, Long Beach, Calif. Sand bags for protection against air raid form the background. 1942.

A Douglas Aircraft Company worker enjoys her lunch and a little sunshine.

A Douglas Aircraft Company worker enjoys her lunch and a little sunshine. Long Beach, Calif. - 1942.

LIFE magazine photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White

LIFE magazine photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White wears high-altitude flying gear in front of an Allied Flying Fortress airplane during a World War II assignment in February 1943.

Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis in the Assembly and Repairs Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi

Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis has been appointed by civil service to be senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She buoys up feminine morale in her department by arranging suitable living conditions for out-of-state employees and by helping them with their personal problems. 1942 August.

Turret lathe operator machining parts for transport planes.

Turret lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The photo was taken in October, 1942.

Women workers groom lines of transparent noses for deadly A-20 attack bombers.

Stars over Berlin and Tokyo will soon replace these factory lights reflected in the noses of planes at Douglas Aircraft's Long Beach, Calif., plant. Women workers groom lines of transparent noses for deadly A-20 attack bombers. October 1942.

Women's Land Army workers harvesting a peach crop on a farm near Leesburg, Virginia.

Women's Land Army workers harvesting a peach crop on a farm near Leesburg, Virginia in August 1944. The members of the WLA wore regulation caps, shirts, and overalls.

Riveter and supervisor in the assembly and repair department of the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi

Mrs. Virginia Davis, a riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas, supervises Chas. Potter, a NYA trainee from Michigan.