Norma Jeane married James Dougherty a next-door neighbor in 1942. In early 1944 he joined the war effort and was in the Pacific for over two years. Norma Jeane signed up as a factory worker a munitions factory as soon as she turned 18. She was discovered by David Conover, a photographer who was taking morale boosting pictures for the war efforts. This became known as the Rosie The Riveter photographs taken at factories across the country.