Lindsey, Anthony

What opportunities did women have during World War II?

Women had many opportunities during WWII to serve their country. However, there were still limitations placed on.

During WWII, as men went off to serve their country, roles were changing for women at home, giving them new opportunities in the workplace.

All the women who already had their pilot's licence before serving in the U.S. military were the first women to fly American military aircraft. They were flying planes on certain routes, transporting goods, practiced attacking, freeing thousands of male U.S. pilots for armed duty. Around 1,000 WASPs served and 38 died during the war.

Roles were changing for women in the war. Women were getting to fly American aircraft for the first time in history. Before WWII women were limited to their families and housework.

WWII was a major turning point for women and the military. Women involved in the military was first resisted by many men. Some commanders who had once said "over my dead body" welcomed and asked for more. Once the war increased and qualified male qualified for military service rapidly decreased, every woman in the military one less man had to be chosen for the military.

In the beginning if the war women were not accepted to be involved in the war but women were accepted to work in military.

WWII changed the U.S. The U.S. used to be an isolated country with small military establishment for self defence to a very strong military with forces around the world. In WWII the forces went from all male to mixed-gender forces. Almost 400,000 women were armed forces, more troops than total male troop in 1939.

WWII was full of changes for the U.S. The United States growth in military, women had multiple roles in WWII including helping with the military and working at factories.

Some responsibilities women had during WWII:

Army/Army Air Force/Women Airforce Pilots (WASPS)

Navy Nurse Corps/ Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES)

Women Army Corps (WAC)

Marine Corps Women's Reserve

Coast Guard(SPARS)

American Red Cross

United Service Organizations (USO)

Civil Air Patrol

During WWII Women had restrictions of what they were allowed to do.

World War II for women is a symbol of change and freedom. Women were no longer forced into domestic work

During WWII women were not faced with the roles society created for them.

More than six million women took jobs involving wartime in factories, 3 milion volunteered with the Red Cross, and over 200,000 served in the military, including the WAC, WAVES, and WASP. Women were not allowed in combat zones but many became nurses to help the injured men.

Women helped with the military and other things like the red cross but women were restricted to go into combat zones.

Even though women were very important to the war they were still being paid less than male workers. Women would rarely get 50% of male wages.

Women were paid less than 50% of male wages even though they were crucial to the war effort.

More than six million women took jobs involving wartime in factories, 3 milion volunteered with the Red Cross, and over 200,000 served in the military, including the WAC, WAVES, and WASP. Women weren't allowed in combat zones but many became nurses to help the injured men.

Women weren't allowed in combat zones so women became nurses instead.

In WWII women had similar experiences in the U.S. and Australia.

At the start of the war the government did not have confidence women could perform military service. The war was going to need more service than they expected. Women filled in for the men in technical jobs that would normally be performed by men so more men could fight during the war.

Women were prejudged in the beginning of the war in Australia. They realised that the war was going to require more so they had women fill in for technical jobs. Both U.S, and Australia had women work or do technical jobs when men went to fight for the military.

Women in Australia got lower pay than men for the same work during WWII. Women take an important step towards the view and attitude that women were the weaker sex. leaded for the WLM (Women's Liberation Movement) decades after WWII

Both the U.S. and Australia had women get lower pay for the same work during WWII.

In Australia during the war (late 1930s-1940s) people often prejudged the role women could play during the war. Women were thought to only be able to work at the household. Although these stereotypes were placed, women would perform auxiliary services that were viewed as 'masculine" jobs.

in Australia and the U.S. women were prejudged.