JILL OF ALL TRADES

THE MANY ROLES OF WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II

"Rosie the Riveter" was not the only persona of women contributing to the war effort from 1939-1945. Women piloted aircraft, drove ambulances, operated radios, treated wounded, entertained the troops, defended against air attacks, took up arms as guerrillas, and even served in combat when their countries were invaded. Original photos and drawings depict the many vital roles women played on the Home Front, in Europe, and in the Pacific Theater to achieve victory over the Axis.

Some of the photos in Jill of All Trades

Jill of All Trades

Some of the photos in Jill of All Trades

Some of the photos in Jill of All Trades

Jill of All Trades

Some of the photos in Jill of All Trades

Women's Ordnance Worker

Women's Ordnance Worker

Women's Ordnance Worker working on a B-24 Liberator, 1944

WASP Pilots

WASP Pilots

WASP pilots with one of their B-17 Flying Fortresses

German Women SS Guards

German Women SS Guards

German Women SS guards at Belsen Concentration Camp, 1945

Russian Woman Machine Gunner

Russian Woman Machine Gunner

Russian woman machine gunner credited with killing 27 Germans on the Eastern Front, 1943