Leslie - I beg to differ with you re those in defense plants. I worked in two. One maybe I deserved a medal for since 4'11" me was assigned a punch press which had been operated in peace time by grown up men. With my wrists in leather straps attached to chains attached to the foot pedal so that my hands were pulled out of the way of the down coming die its just a wonder I could even do it. I think they were glad when I left. I never once even made day wages. I wonder if any of you even know what I am talking about. The other job was so boring doing pay roll ledger cards item by item over and over.