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“Rosie The Riveter” Dies at Age 96

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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.

 

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