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Leona Foringer: Pearl Harbor

Leona Foringer recalls hearing news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Leona Foringer: "It'd shake you to pieces."

Leona Foringer describes the work of a riveter.

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Leona Foringer: "Everybody went crazy."

Leona Foringer recalls end-of-war celebrations in Long Beach, California.

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Leona Foringer: Blind Date

Leona Foringer recalls how she met and married her husband on the eve of World War II.

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Leona Foringer: Douglas Aircraft

Leona Foringer explains her reasons for going to work at Douglas Aircraft, a defense plant in Long Beach, California

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Leona Foringer: Eight Months Pregnant

Leona Foringer describes how her coworkers threw a baby shower for her, after she continued to work at Douglas Aircraft through her first pregnancy.

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Leona Foringer: The Swing Shift

Leona Foringer describes her working hours at Douglas Aircraft during World War II.

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Leona Foringer: Bolt and Screw Dept.

Leona Foringer describes the variety of tools and fasteners she had to memorize while working at Douglas Aircraft during World War II.

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Leona Foringer: "The last I ever saw him"

Leona Foringer recalls her brother Ray, who was killed on Okinawa during World War II.

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Leona Foringer: "They called 'em jigs."

Leona Foringer describes the process of assembling different sections of fighter planes on the factory floor.

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Leona Foringer: Japanese Prisoner of War

Leona Foringer recalls her brother-in-law's experience as a prisoner of war in Japan.

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Leona Foringer: "What they called a 4-F"

Leona Foringer describes how her husband chose to enlist in the Army Air Corps despite his 4-F classification, which had indicated he was unfit because of a health problem.

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