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Girl putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber
"This girl in a glass house" is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose of a B-17F navy bomber in this 1942 OWI photo

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The Office of War Information Was Created
June 13, 1942

In addition to waving the flag and promoting a vision of apple-pie America, OWI photographers covered less happy occasions. The OWI also documented social change, including the massive movement of women into the workforce and the advancement of African Americans in the military. Talk to someone who was alive during World War II and ask him or her if he or she remembers the Office of War Information.
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