The women who helped build WWII 'Vengeance' dive bombers

During WWII the American workforce took a massive hit when the majority of their employees were drafted and sent overseas. A six-year-long war requires a plethora of ammunition, vehicles, planes, and more to hold our ground.

During this time manual labor jobs were predominantly male, while a woman's typical role was that of a caretaker to her home and family. American military manufacturers needed workers fast to keep up with regular production, so for the first time women stepped out of the home and into the workforce.

While they may have received half of the hourly man's wage the women were still eager to work and enjoy their new found independence. After the war many of the women wanted to continue working but the majority were let go due to the returning soldiers and the decline in weaponry needs.

See the amazing photos taken by Alfred T. Palmer below:

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Vengeance Dive Bomber planes built by women
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Vengeance Dive Bomber planes built by women
Photo Credit: Alfred T. Palmer/Library of Congress
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