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83-year-old Mildred Vento worked as a ship painter in the Quincy Shipyard during WWII when she was only 17 years old.

Listen to Mildred’s story.

For more stories from the homefront, go to A Legend on the Homefront.

Homefront: Quincy in the War Years
During the Fall of 08, Dr. Edward Fitzgerald of the Quincy Historical Society presented an illustrated talk about Quincy during the early 1940s. Ron Adams, a teacher at Broad Meadows Middle School, talked about his students’ ‘Winnie the Welder’ project–video interviews with women who worked at the shipyard during the war. A project to reformat these old video interviews into DVD is currently underway. Check back with us! Eventually the DVDs will be available at the library.

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