The coastal women didn't let the men down. They were there to help in any way necessary.
Author of ‘Women Heroes of World War II’, Kathryn J. Atwood wrote:
“…most of these women - the famous and the obscure - had one thing in common: they did not think of themselves as heroes. They followed their consciences, saw something that needed to be done, and they did it. And all of them helped win a war, even though many of them paid the ultimate price for their contribution.”