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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2

Black Women Wartime records

While attending a baseball research/history confab in Boston I was told by an aunt that my grandmother worked in the Portsmouth, N.H. Naval Shipyard during WW II. She lived in Haverhill, Mass. As soon as I returned from Boston I called the shipyard to see if they have employee records that state job descriptions. They do, and they're mailing me a history book about the PNS. I suggest some of you try the same re- your mothers, aunts,grandmothers(Norfolk,Grunman,Boeing, etc.). Rosary Cooper of the Portsmouth Navy Yard was Black, and was one of the first female crane operators in the US.

Does anyone know about civilian employee records at Norfolk, Va.'s yard?
Bijan C. Bayne


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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