SQ 2016-Mary Jane Rambo
Rambo, Mary Jane
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SubjectHomefront; Own Memories; Elkton Maryland; Rationing; Loss; Women; U.S.O.; WAVES; women's work
Mary Jane Rambo, born in Elkton, MD, was 15 years old when the war started. In this interview, she tells of her experiences working with the War Manpower Commission, which, in her words, “was designed to move people to areas where help was needed to provide ammunition” or other war-related services. She also details how the war changed her community of Elkton, and tells stories about the influx of new people that occurred during the war.
Mary Jane Rambo speaks extensively about women's experiences on the homefront through both working and recreation. She also discusses the effect WWII had on the small town of Elkton, Maryland such as the population growth with the increase of factory jobs for women.
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