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Women Firefighter

1941 - 1941

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Women Firefighters at Pearl Harbor in 1941. The second women from the right in the photo in 96 year old Katherine Lowe who is the only one alive from the photo. Katherine was also able to Identify Elizabeth Moku who is by the nozzle. In this photo they weren't actually putting out a fire, but the story is incredible. The women firefighters used to carry heavy stuff such as oil, drums, bags, and anything that needed to be stored. In the storage areas there used to be fires, and the women were trained in firefighting. This photo was taken by the Navy to highlight women contributing to the war effort.

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