Two female war workers walk along a dock at the Electric Boat Co., cans of paint in their hands, as a group of male sailors watch them, October 1943. Later known as General Dynamics Electric Boat, the company produced more than 70 submarines and almost 400 PT boats during World War II. Photo credit: Bernard Hoffman / The LIFE Picture Collection — in Groton, Connecticut.
Miss Anna Bland, a burner, rushes the SS ''George Washington Carver'' to completion. Approximately 1,000 Black women were included among the more than 6,000 People of Color in the four Kaiser shipyards, April 1943. - Richmond, Virginia