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  • Jacqueline Cochran

    The first women to break the sound barriers, get several medals of honor, and an extraordinary Air Force pilot. When most people talk about World War II they usually do not think of Jacqueline Cochran. If you are familiar with the WASPS, also known as Women Airforce Service Pilots, then you will definitely know about Jacqueline Cochran and what she contributed to the devastating World War II. By reading this paper you will learn a little more about women's involvement with the Air Force during World War II. Many people believe that women have been overlooked during this time period. I hope to expand your knowledge a little more on this topic. Jacqueline Cochran birth name was Bessie Lee Pittman. She was born on May 11, 1906 in the ghost town of Muscogee, Florida. Sadly, she was an orphan. Her family and she lived in poverty their whole life. When Jacqueline turned eight her family and she moved all the way to Georgia where she started working on the family cotton mill. At the young age of only 14 she married Robert Cochran. They had a baby boy…

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  • American Women In Ww2 Research Paper

    in the war seems normal to us now, but it wasn’t normal in the begging of World War II. I find it crazy that we didn’t want women in the war alongside the men. I think finally adding us, women into the war helped tremendously to the war effort. We could and still can do anything that those men were doing in the war. Many women wanted the opportunity just like the men to be able to protect and serve the United States. In matter of fact 350,000 American women served in uniform, both here at…

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  • Women's Rights After Ww2

    War II women were limited in their social, political and economic rights. Women were unable to earn a wage comparable to men. Women were also greatly limited in their career opportunities when compared to men. Due to expectations of getting married, child rearing, and taking care of the home, women did not have much representation outside of the domicile. The war changed American politics, economics and social rights for women. Women were utilized because of the shortage of men, in the…

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  • Women's Roles In Ww2 Essay

    leaving their positions to serve in the military, women began to fill the roles in the workforce men used to fill. Gender barriers were broken rather quickly during this time, and women had to begin working jobs that were previously ran by only men in order to keep provide for the family as well as for the war. While women indeed began to fill a more prominent role in this respect, many women played a much more fascinating role. These women began serving in Government programs related to the…

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  • Jacqueline Cochran's Life And Accomplishments

    During WWII she received more that 200 awards During her flying career. By 1941 she was one of the worlds most famous pilots. In 1945 Jacqueline Cochran still did compete in a lot of the air races. She became a Test pilot for the Company Lock Head. In 1945 she received a US service Award . Jacqueline helped write a bill that created America's Air force Reserve. She became the First woman member. That was a great accomplishment for her. She finally became a member of the military. She did not…

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  • Women's Roles During Ww2

    Women Roles During World War II World War II forever changed the normative role of women. Before the war, a woman’s worth was determined by what she can do within her household. They were seen as inferior to men and exemplified the traditional role of taking care of the children, cooking and cleaning. However, the war changed people’s thoughts and ideas which gave women tremendous opportunities. World War II created jobs for women when the men in their families left for the war. These jobs that…

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