Soviet sniper Sergeant Lyudmila Pavlichenko . With 309 confirmed kills, including 36 snipers, she was one of the very top Soviet snipers of WW2; date unknown.
An ex-housewife, now a full time ammunitions worker for the Vilter Manufacturing Company, works on making the M5 and M7 parts for the US Army in Milwaukee. Both her husband and brother are in the service overseas.
Hospital Apprentices s/c Ruth C. Isaacs, Katherin Horton and Inez Patterson, the first African-American WAVES to enter the Hospital Corps School at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD/2 March 1945
July 1942. Back at the Melrose Park Buick plant near Chicago. “Production of aircraft engines. Reconditioning used spark plugs for use in testing airplane motors, Mighnon Gunn operates this small testing machine with speed and precision although she was new to the job two months ago. A former domestic worker, this young woman is now a willing and efficient war worker, one of many women who are relieving labor shortages in war industries throughout the country.”
August 1942. “Formerly a sociology major at the University of Southern California, Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis (left) now “keeps ‘em flyin’” at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a supervisor under civil service in the Assembly and Repair Department. It is her job to maintain morale among the women by helping them solve housing and other personal problems. With her is Jo Ann Whittington, an NYA trainee at the plant.”
March 1943. “Camouflage class at New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry. This model has been camouflaged and photographed. The girl is correcting oversights detected in the camouflaging of a model defense plant.”
July 1942. “Ford bomber plant at Willow Run, Michigan. Inspection of more than a thousand separate tubing pieces composing the fuel, hydraulic, de-icing and other systems in a bomber is a highly important job. This young employee at the giant Willow Run plant uses her tiny flashlight to discover any internal defects in the tubing.” Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information.
Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) in February 1945 at the age of 19. She trained as a driver and mechanic, although she slept at home rather than in barracks with her fellow recruits. The princess reached the rank of Junior Commander. Mary Churchill, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter, was also a member of the ATS.