Rosie the Riveter Guinness World Record
The Campaign to Save The Willow Run Bomber Plant, the Yankee Air Museum, and the Willow Run Rosies extend sincere congratulations to the California Rosies.
So, Are We Planning to Bring the Record Back to Willow Run?
You bet we are! In the coming months, we’ll be busy planning our next World Record event. But first, we need to repair the roof at Rosie’s historic World War II Willow Run Bomber Plant. We are hoping that with a repaired roof, we can gather a record 3,000 Rosies right inside the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant where the original Rosie the Riveter, Rose Will Monroe of movie newsreel fame, worked!
Why Set a Rosie the Riveter World Record?
The reason 2,096 Rosie the Riveters gathered at Willow Run on October 24, 2015 was to raise awareness and funds for the effort to save, preserve and restore the historic World War II-era Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan to be the future NEW home of the Yankee Air Museum. You can learn more about this effort right here at www.savethebomberplant.org.
About Rosie’s New Roof…
Our goal is the renovation of Rosie’s Willow Run Bomber Plant to be the future new home of the Yankee Air Museum. The roof area above what will become the Archive and Preservation Wing of the future new Museum is in need of repair. If we raise enough money to fix it soon, it can be the site of our next World Record event, most likely in the spring of 2017! But, we need to “raise the roof” before we raise the record!
You can help right now by clicking here, or on the big, red DONATE button on this page, to help Rosie get a new roof on her Willow Run Bomber Plant!
Why is the Willow Run Bomber Plant So Important?
The Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan was built in 1941, and produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers during WWII. It was 3 million square feet in size, had a mile-long assembly line, employed 42,000 workers, one third of whom were women — and they were paid the same as the men. It was the largest factory under one roof in the world. Willow Run was where Rose Will Monroe, the “original WWII Rosie the Riveter” of newsreel fame, worked. She was filmed by the government under the direction of actor and producer Walter Pidgeon, and her face and name were familiar to movie-goers as a personification of the popular “Rosie the Riveter” wartime propaganda character. Rosie the Riveter represented ALL female wartime workers who stepped up to fill the many roles left behind by men who went to fight overseas. These women riveted, welded, kept the railroads running, conducted street cars, sewed parachutes, and even played pro baseball!
Media and bloggers: Please feel free to use the press photo below in your articles and posts. Please mention the Save The Bomber Plant campaign at www.SaveTheBomberPlant.org, and that we are currently raising funds to renovate our “saved” portion of the bomber plant to be the future NEW home of the Yankee Air Museum… and link to the home page of this website, thank you!
2015 Participants CLICK HERE for Information on how to get Oct. 24, 2015 Official Certificates and Photo!
Bloggers and media, click here to read more about the story behind the Rosie the Riveter World Record!
HELP RAISE A ROOF FOR ROSIE’S FACTORY… SO WE CAN RECLAIM THE WORLD RECORD AT WILLOW RUN!
You can help bring the Rosie World Record back to Michigan with a donation to repair the roof at Rosie’s factory. With a repaired roof, we can hold a new World Record event at Willow Run, and reclaim our record! Help us restore Rosie’s historic Willow Run Bomber Plant to be the future NEW home of the Yankee Air Museum…