Bay County (Fla.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0290 - Folder 1
Content Description This collection relates to Fannie Hutchison, a Wainwright shipyard employee during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript of an interview with Hutchison. She tells her experience as an electric welder on the night shift from 1942-1945. Hutchison shares that she had six sons in service, including one step-son that was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. She describes her typical workday, as well as an incident where a man was injured on the job. Hutchison also comments on the diversity of workers at the shipyard and recounts preaching the Bible to shipyard workers. She discusses the pay difference between welders and tackers.
Dates: June 24, 1992; Event: Majority of material found within 1942-1945