The real 'Rosies'.  Kay Thackston, left assembled C-47 & C-54 cargo ships in Chicago while Helmi Juntunen Mc Hardy readied P-47 Thunderbolts for the wartime skies.  Both worked long hot days in unairconditioned assembly plants taking salt pills to stay hydrated.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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The real "Rosies". Kay Thackston, left assembled C-47 & C-54 cargo ships in Chicago while Helmi Juntunen Mc Hardy readied P-47 Thunderbolts for the wartime skies. Both worked long hot days in unairconditioned assembly plants taking salt pills to stay hydrated. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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