Just last week we posted an article about this amazing picture of four women wielding a fire hose, understood for years to be a depiction of women firefighters rushing to the job during the attacks on Pearl Harbor seventy years ago this month. Their identities were unknown.
Lowe insisted on performing some hula for the photographer. How did anyone manage to find her? MSNBC was able to take it from there:.
One of Any women near and Pearl public records services that we subscribe to, Accurint, includes an address for a Katherine Lowe in Hawaii, born in Augustwhich would have made her 26 at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack.
We e-mailed the daughter a copy of the photo.
And my Auntie Moku! My mother never mentioned any of this to me. The biggest revelation Lowe could offer for reporters was that the photos were not of fire fighters, nor were they taken on the day of the Pearl Harbor attacks.
Lowe distinctly as I imagine you would remembers being on her way to Sunday church services when the bombings Anh, and simply went straight there, not Any women near and Pearl what else to do. At the time she and her best friend Elizabeth worked at the Dole pineapple factory we assume they were canning pineapple, not manufacturing itnot as firefighters.
After America entered the war, the two applied for the new jobs available to civilians at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. It appears that Any women near and Pearl between being taken and being entered into the Getty Images database, this caption was attached owmen a writer with an imagination and flair for the dramatic: They were the first women defense workers of America. There were women serving in the military during the Pearl Harbor attacks.
Nurse Annie G. Pictures of Ms. There was even a second photo of the same women!
MSNBC was able to take it from there: Seventy years later, how is Ms. Lowe doing?