Women At War

In this Jan. 10, 1940 file photo, some of the nine women who were tasked to take a squadron of Royal Air Force trainer planes from the manufacturing plant, the first time women were allowed to enter a British Military Aircraft, go out on a flying field in England. Women didn’t get much of a mention in the 75th anniversary commemorations of D-Day that focused largely on the fighting exploits of men, yet without women Adolf Hitler wouldn’t have been defeated. Legions of women built weapons of war that men fought and killed with. By keeping production lines humming of planes, tanks and other material, they freed up men sent into combat on World War II fronts.