“Rosie the Riveter,” an iconic 1942 image of working women during World War II.
“Rosie the Riveter”
Margaret “Peggy” Wills, B-24 electrician during World War II, holds a recruitment poster at Minot Air Force Base. Wills was a “Rosie the Riveter” at Holman Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Thank you U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Apryl Hall for the photo.
Working Women During World War II
Mary Ann Morden flexes her muscle in honor of “Rosie the Riveter,” an iconic 1942 image of working women during World War II March 2, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. After being a school teacher for 30 years, Mary Ann now volunteers assisting military retirees from across the state of Arkansas.
Thank you U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols for the photo.
“ROSIE THE RIVETER” STATUE OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, UNITED STATES
“Rosie the Riveter” rolls up her sleeve in this bronze bust symbolizing the contributions to the war-effort made during and after World-War II by women in the Charles B. Hall Memorial Air Park on Feb. 16, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
Many women worked in the Douglas Aircraft manufacturing plant in Oklahoma City to produce C-47 aircraft like the one visible behind her.
The free public park features aircraft operated or maintained by Tinker AFB over the years and is located near the main entrance to the base with free parking available.
C-47A SKYTRAIN AIRCRAFT OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, UNITED STATES
Douglas C-47A Skytrain on display in the Charles B. Hall Memorial Air Park on Feb. 16, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
The Douglas aircraft production facility produced 5,231 C-47s in Oklahoma City on what eventually became Tinker Air Force Base.
Thank you U.S. Air Force Greg L. Davis for the photos.