USS Astoria sailors on a brief liberty at Mog Mog fleet recreation center in Ulithi Atoll. January 28th,1945 (x)
Maria Montez (in the hat) guest hosts the Miss Victory Beauty Contest held at the Victory House in Los Angeles, 1942
Actress Janet Blair preparing to strip off one of her tight sweaters to add to clothing collection drive of war relief agencies, at home. Hollywood,1945 Photo by Martha Holmes (x)
Tattooed sailor aboard the USS New Jersey (BB 62), photo by Lieutenant Commander Charles Fenno Jacobs, December 1944 (x)
A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.
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Couple at Celebrity Cafe c. 1944. Photographed by Charles “Teenie” Harris
Soldiers say their farewells at Pennsylvania Station New York,1943. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Atomic bomb bursts over Nagasaki, August, 9, 1945