Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inspiration for Rosie the Riveter

A recent post over on the Genealogy Insider blog titled Inspiration behind WWII Rosie the Riveter "We Can Do It!" Poster Dies, struck a chord today.  The original inspiration behind the Rosie the Riveter posters passed away last Sunday.

Grandma Leola Crapser was one of many "Rosies" who worked in the factories during World War II.  She worked at the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Factory in California between 1942 and 1945.

1 comment:

  1. Dad adds:

    ...sad that she wasn't one who had the tenacity to stick with the job...and ended up "milking it" anyway...a friend of grandma's sent a couple finger tips over seas in a 37mm shell...happened so quick nobody could even tell which shell they might be in...she was back working for the "war effort" within a few weeks (believe that's when they met)...different job/company but, that's "tough"