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Sara Payne Hayden, in her 62-year-old WASP uniform (left), and boarding an AT-6 in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944.
Sara Payne Hayden, in her 62-year-old WASP uniform (left), and boarding an AT-6 in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944. (Left photo by Janet Knott/Globe Staff) Left photo by Janet Knott/Globe Staff
By Megan Tench
Globe Staff / December 7, 2006

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METHUEN -- It was World War II, and while Rosie the Riveter was helping the military effort in defense plants, most women were not allowed to do much more than volunteer as nurses overseas or tend to the home front. (Full article: 986 words)

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