Women in World War II
Women were important during World War II because of all of the different jobs they did. During World War II women lost loved ones including their husbands, boyfriends, and their sons (Reynoldson 5). They might have also lost their fathers in the war. They could have even lost their mothers. What are some of the roles women do in World War II?
During World War II there were many shortages (Reynoldson 13). The women had all kinds of opportunities. They could work outsides of the farms. The women had a choice where they wanted to work (Reynoldson 5-7). Women made most of the food for the men in the army that they were fighting (Reynoldson 5). The government was ...view middle of the document...
They had to leave the training camps because the press would interfere with the women that were training (Bellofaire).
“The women in the Military were a major turning point for the military during World War II.”(World War Two History and Collections) They served as Navy Nurses Corps and the Women’s Army Corps. At the end of the war, women were able to almost all of the jobs that were available. They were only allowed to do a couple of jobs. There were 400,000 women that served in the war (“World War II”).
“Women in World War II brought major changes to women in service.” (“Women in World War Two”) Women were able to join the land army in 1950. There were 100,000 women that served in World War II. At first only women that were widows and single women twenty to thirty were called. Then at the end all women could serve in the army (“Women in World War II”).
Women worked in the war by being Coast Guards (“World War II”). They built ships, guns, and airplanes for them to use in the war. The WAACs would service the aircrafts in the battle fields. They would serve and supply the people fighting in the war (World War II”). Some of them would work on the vehicles. Some of the women in the WAAC would blow glass. “There were over 1,200 women signed to the signal corps.” (Bellofaire A. Judith)
“The Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, the two-front war led to personal shortages.”(“Marine Corps Women’s Reserve”) “Ruth Cheney became their first director.”(“Marine Corps Women’s Reserve”) The Marines began long before their arrival. Most of their basic training in being a Marine was at the Marine Post. They would use the submarines. “World War Two accepted 305 Marine...