(11363) War Workers, UAW, Fort Knox, Tennessee, 1944

Four members of UAW Local 174 inspect a machine gun at the Camby Hill infiltration course. The women were responsible for the production of the machine gun back home on the assembly line in Detroit, Michigan.

The women were part of a delegation of two hundred UAW members from Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin who spent three days at Fort Knox in order to to experience army life, learn how the the goods they make are used, and to have a chance to meet with soldiers to talk over the technical problems of production. The trip was sponsored by the CIO and the UAW War Policy Department.

(11363) War Workers, UAW, Fort Knox, Tennessee, 1944
Date: 
June 20-22, 1944
Physdesc: 
Photograph
Photographer: 
U.S. Army Signal Corps
PhotoID: 
11363