Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Women in the War Factories and Boy Scouts

From the March 13, 2017, Roanoke (Va.) Times "Looking Back."

1942, 75 Years Ago.

**  "Roanoke women are coming into  themselves as industrial workers.  The first class to train them for making the guns, ships, and planes for victory began yesterday afternoon at the Jefferson vocational building as 15 women were introduced to the skills of air craft sheet metal work."

**  "A new phase of Boy Scout wartime service, the messenger service being set up to aid the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office, will be introduced to Roanoke scouts and scouters as a feature of the mammoth inspection at the Roanoke Auditorium this evening.


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