World War II: Women Recruited into Jobs While Men at War | Periscope

Women in War Industry Poster

Although women had achieved the right to vote, inequality still existed in education and employment opportunities. During World War II, women, out of necessity, began working at jobs that were traditionally filled by men. They worked in factories welding and riveting airplanes; some piloted supply planes and worked as nurses close to the front lines.

Photo courtesy: National Archives