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Faye Edwards: "Most of 'em were nice."

Faye Edwards describes her experiences working with male coworkers at the American Hammered Piston Ring Company in Baltimore during World War II.

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Faye Edwards: A Sufficient Salary

Faye Edwards recalls feeling "lucky" she could get a job in a defense plant during World War II.

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Faye Edwards: Dirty Work

Faye Edwards describes working conditions in the American Hammered Piston Ring Company.

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Faye Edwards: American Hammered Piston Ring Co.

Faye Edwards describes her work at a Baltimore plant that manufactured piston rings for military vehicles during World War II.

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Jimmy Doi: "Don't work so hard!"

Jimmy Doi recalls his experience working in a radar defense plant after his release from an internment camp.

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Jessie Moss: An Injury on the Job

Jessie Moss describes a minor injury she suffered while working on a B-29 fuselage at Bell Aircraft.

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Jessie Moss: The Fuselage

Jessie Moss describes her work building fuselages for B-29 Bombers at Bell Aircraft during World War II.

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Jessie Moss: Bell Aircraft

Jessie Moss explains why she went to work at Bell Aircraft Corporation in Marietta, Georgia.

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Jessie Moss: Women, War, and Work

Jessie Moss provides an example of how expectations for women changed during World War II.

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Edith Bond: St. Johns Shipyard

Edith Bond describes her work as a tabulating machine operator at St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company or "St. Johns Shipyard" in Jacksonville, Florida, during World War II.

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Edith Bond: Bureau of Ships

Edith Bond describes her work at the Bureau of Ships in Washington, D.C., her first posting in the Navy.

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Geraldine Anthony: Bell Bomber

Geraldine Anthony recalls the work she did as a janitor at the Bell Aircraft plant known as "Bell Bomber" in Marietta, Georgia, during World War II.

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Jean Ousley: Manufacturing K-rations

Jean Ousley describes how her parents, Laura and Samuel Spriggs, left Georgia for Michigan during World War II, her father to begin military training and her mother to work in a Kellogg plant.

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Elizabeth Hickcox: Standard Oil Company

Elizabeth Hickcox describes her work life at Standard Oil during the first years of World War II.

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Paula Fidler: Recruitment for War Work

Paula Fidler describes how the federal government recruited her and other young people for wartime jobs.

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Paula Fidler: Air Material Command

Paula Fidler describes the functions of Air Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Field during World War II.

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