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Photo 5: Crew of women aircraft workers in Grumman factory, Bethpage, New York, c. 1943. [Photo 5] with link to larger version of photo.

(Courtesy Northrop Grumman History Center)

Questions for Photo 5

1. How many women are working on the aircraft in Photo 5?

2. What reasons prompted Grumman to hire women to work on aircraft assembly lines during World War II?

3. What reasons might have prompted a woman to work on an aircraft assembly line during World War II?

4. What evidence is there in Photo 5 of planning and teamwork?

5. What do you think the warís end meant in terms of employment to Grummanís women employees? If needed, refer to Reading 2.

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