During World War II over 2.2 million U.S. women worked in the war industries manufacturing ships, vehicles, and weaponry for the military, and approximately 400,000 women served with the armed forces.
Last Updated: Apr 4, 2017
"Rosie the Riveter" color poster. Image from the National Archives.
Women building a battleship. Image from the National Archives.
- World War II: Women and the War-- Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation
Online exhibit with topics covering Women and the War, Women's Army Corp, and Marine Corps (WR).
- Women Come to the Front-- Library of Congress
Online exhibit about women who went to the front lines in WWII as journalists, photographers, and broadcasters.
- Women at War-- Spartacus Educational
This website examines the important role played by women in the WWII and includes biographies of twenty secret agents, twenty women involved in the anti-Nazi resistance movement in Europe and twelve women who risked their lives as war reporters.
- Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) Official Archive-- Texas Women's University Libraries
1100 Women served as pilots during World War II. This website provides a digital archives of the WASP program.
- Wings Across America-- Baylor University
Online exhibit with many primary sources and links to websites related to the WASPs (women aviators) in WWII.
- Focus on Women at War: National WWII Museum
Online exhibit of women's WWII work in Army Nurse Corps, American Red Cross, entertainment, home front, Navy Nurse Corps, SPARS, USMC Women's Reserve, Women's Army Corps (WAC) and WAVES.