Narrow by location

“Rosie The Riveter” Dies at Age 96

News

image credit: The History Channel

Naomi Parker Fraley is known as the woman who inspired the Rosie the Riveter poster during World War II. She passed away on January 20 at the age of 96.

Fraley was employed at a factory at Alameda Naval Station during the war. She was one of thousands of women who jumped into fill much needed jobs that were left behind when men left for the war.

 

More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry in 1943, making up 65 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Prior to the war, approximately 1 percent of the industry was female.

For more about Rosie, click on the History Channel’s Rosie the Riveter page.

 

Attention HUBZone Companies!

By Aron C. Beezley, Bradley The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a final rule implementing a very... »

Enhanced Postaward Debriefings Have Arrived!

By Aron C. Beezley, Bradley The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense recently issued a memorandum to... »

2018 Perimeter Security, Technology, & Facilities Protection Expo

Tusco is hosting the 2018 Perimeter Security, Technology, & Facilities Protection Expo this May at Barber Motorsports Park.... »

ABC Congratulates 2018 National Craft Champions

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the winners of the 31st annual National Craft Championships (NCC) during its... »

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *