Monday, April 5, 2010

War Effort

Welcome to War Worker Week here at OPOD. As men entered the military to serve in World War II, women had to step up and fill the jobs that had been done by the men. Women moved into jobs that had traditionally been done by men. The picture above was taken in 1942, and shows a woman painting the insignia onto the wing of an American airplane.

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  1. That picture struck me as so wrong, but of course it wasn't. First though: where is the stencil? Second thought: why not just apply a plastic filmed.....

    Oy, technology changes.

    -XC

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  2. The 1940's are one of my favorite periods in history... however my interest is mainly because of the clothing styles. Looking forward to seeing some cute duds this week!;)

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  3. I liked our roundel much better before wings were added. 1942 was the first year that the red was removed from our roundel - too many of our aircraft had been taking friendly fire due to it's similarity with Japan's markings.

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  4. Maybe a stencil was used. She could be touching up the overspray.

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  5. I am really looking forward to this weeks images.

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  6. Love this picture! Thanks!

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  7. This looks to be a good week, and it ties in so well because I am helping my daughter on a paper on one aspect of WW2.

    I tell you again, your photos teach us soooooo much!

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