Rosie The Riveter

A Letter From Betty Bishop

A Letter From Betty Bishop

Betty Bishop is an original “Rosie the Riveter,” one of many thousands of female workers who drove the U.S. Arsenal of Democracy during WWII, manufacturing essential war materials including aircraft, vehicles and ships. Betty has been honored by the CAF Dixie Wing, which named its restored P-63 Kingcobra “Miss Betty.” […]

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Real Rosie, Liz Milton

Real Rosie, Liz Milton

Rosies Are Pioneers. The Minton Family made factory work during the war a family affair. Elizabeth “Liz” Minton, 95, her mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt were all Rosies during the war. Liz herself worked as a riveter and bucker at Doak Aircraft Company in Torrance, CA. Doak manufactured fuselage sections […]

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We Can Do It!

We Can Do It!

Where does the famous “We Can Do It!” poster come from? In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the Westinghouse Company’s War Production Coordinating Committee to create a series of posters for the war effort. One of these posters became the famous “We Can Do It!” image, […]

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