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World War II


"Rosie the Riveter"
American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during World War II, as widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labor force. Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home. "Rosie the Riveter," star of a government campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for the munitions industry, became perhaps the most iconic image of working women during the war.
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These ancestors fought in World War II:


World War II Red Cross ad

World War II Red Cross ad
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  Alonzo Morgan TRIPP (29 December 1906, Greenville, North Carolina, USA - 28 November 1978, )
  Lawrence Richard TROMBLEY (8 May 1919, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 7 June 1989, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)
(Joseph Francis TROMBLEY & Lydia DIONNE)

   Virgil Bernard TWEET (July 28 1915, Little Sauk, Todd County, Minnesota, USA - December 27 1979, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
(John Edward TWEET & Elin Eugenia "Ellen" ERICSSON / MALMQUIST)

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  Leo VARASCONI (24 November 1925, , Italy - 10 January 2002, New Britain, Connecticut, USA)
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  Eugene Thomas WADE (25 December 1924, , Oklahoma, USA - 27 November 1997, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
(John Mack WADE & Bertha Ora PEACHEE)

  Theodore Rudolph WADE SR (March 21 1926, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA - March 20 1976, Seattle, Washington, USA)
  Frederick Austin WALSH (27 October 1910, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 5 November 2003, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA)
(Frederick Edward WALSH & Alice E MALLEY)

  Paul V WALSH (16 October 1923, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - May 1985, )
(Frederick Edward WALSH & Alice E MALLEY)

  Russell WEBBER (10/22/1923, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - 6/28/2005, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA)
  George Christian WELKER (11 January 1920, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) - 2 October 2003, Mount Sinai, Suffolk, New York, USA)
(Philip WELKER & Elizabeth VORMITTAG)

  Philip WELKER (2 July 1918, College Point, New York, USA - 28 November 2004, Nanuet, Rockland, New York, USA)
(Philip WELKER & Elizabeth VORMITTAG)

  Howard Miller WEST (10 April 1918, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - 23 July 1995, Miami, Florida, USA)
(Howard Charles WEST & Adelia H BLESSING)

  William WESTON (Jul 27 1921, Detroit, Michigan, USA - June 21 2000, Santa Rosa, California, USA)
  Theron WIMETT (11/02/1919, Bridport, Addison County, Vermont, USA - 01/17/1945, Meckelfeld, Germany)
  Donald Seavey WINSLOW (28 November 1921, Auburn, Maine, USA - 12 June 1999, Poland, Maine, USA)
(Raymond Lawrence WINSLOW & Abbie May COBB)

  John Charles WOODWARD II (Oct 11 1924, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Nov 9 2000, Shepherdstown West Virginia, USA)
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  Benjamin Ed YOUMANS (10/20/1917, Port Royal, South Carolina, USA - 12/26/2001, Milledgeville, Georgia, USA)
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  Virginia ZAREMBA (8 June 1922, Toledo, Ohio, USA - 22 July 2011, Temperance, Michigan, USA)
(Stanley ZAREMBA & Josephine NIEMCZYK)

  John F ZURAWKA (17 March 1924, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 25 September 2005, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
(John Francis ZURAWKA & Frances CHYPINSKI)

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