World War II

General

The Women of NASA

Women have played an essential role in the functions of NASA for almost a century. Learn about some of those women here.
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Charity Earley

Educator, soldier, and psychologist, Charity Adams Earley led the first African American women’s unit of the army on a tour of duty overseas during WWII.
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Julia Child

Famous chef, author, and television personality, Julia Child made French cuisine accessible to American audiences.
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Oveta Hobby

Oveta Culp Hobby served as the director of the Women’s Army Corps and first secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
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Propaganda

Propaganda was an important part of helping America wage war during World War II
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In the Military

In 1942 Congress created the women’s auxiliary army which allowed women to volunteer for  units attached to the military.
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On the Farm

Food supplies became a major concern on the home front and abroad during WWII.
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Leona Libby

Physicist Leona Woods Marshall Libby was one of the women who helped to create the atomic weapon.
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Miné Okubo

 Miné Okubo is well known for her representations of daily life and humanity in drawings depicting Japanese American internment during WWII.
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Pearl Buck

Pearl S. Buck produced works of fiction and non-fiction throughout her lifetime, many of which focused on her experiences in China.
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Grace Frysinger

Teacher, lecturer, and author, Grace Frysinger supported rural communities throughout her career.
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Grace Hopper

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper helped to outline the fundamental operating principles of computing machines.
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