Credit:  Women’s Memorial Foundation

Chippers in a shipyard, 1942

Credit:  National Archives
Welder-trainee Josie Lucille Owens plies her trade on the liberty ship, SS George Washington Carver, Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond, California.


Elinore Herrick was personnel director of Todd Shipyards, with 140,000 employees in 10 port cities. The war enabled some women to break into managerial ranks.

Chippers, Marinship Corporation, 1942
Credit: National Archives

. Credit:  Women’s Memorial Foundation

26. Article, “Dravo’s Feminine War Workers” from September 1943 issue of The American Magazine.
Credit:  Women’s Memorial Foundation

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Credit:  National Archives

Article, “Shipyard Trouble Shooter” by Beverly Smith, The American Magazine, September 1944


Vera Anderson, a welder at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation in Pascagoula, Mississippi, was named
one of The American Magazine’s “Interesting People”
in its May 1944 issue