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UAW-Ford Honors Original WWII Rosies on National Rosie the Riveter Day

On Thursday, March 21, 2019 UAW-Ford honored 14 World War II Rosie the RIveters in a moving ceremony at the UAW-Ford National Programs Center in downtown Detroit. The day’s festivities included a Q&A session with the Rosies, and a performance by the Yankee Air Museum’s Willow Run Rosies Drill Team. Several guest speakers spoke about […]

National Rosie the Riveter Day – March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019 is National Rosie the Riveter Day! This day will acknowledge the important role women played on the home front during World War II. National Rosie the Riveter Day is a result of the efforts of WWII workers Phyllis Gould, 96, from California and Mae Krier, 92, from Pennsylvania. The National Rosie the […]

Rosie the Riveter Inspires Toolmaker

Cathy DeNardo Sitek, owner of United Manufacturing Network, in Warren, Michigan, was inspired by Rosie the Riveter to take over her father’s tool shop. Cathy tells us her story (excerpts from her letter): It felt great standing in the middle of all the Rosies to set a Guinness World Record! It inspired me to share […]

Rosie World Record 2017 Official Photo and Keepsakes

Official Guinness Rosie World Record Photo and Keepsakes are Available Now! Here’s how to get them: You can download the Official Guinness Rosie World Record Photograph at the top of this web page by right-clicking on it and downloading it to your computer. High quality prints of the World Record Photo are available for purchase […]

Purple Rose Theater Original Play – “Willow Run”

Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theater introduced an original play set at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during WWII. “Willow Run,” a musical drama by playwright Jeff Duncan is based on historical research and details gathered from interviews with original Willow Run “Rosie the Riveters.” “Willow Run” sold out performances through its entire run (June through September, […]

Women in World War Two

March is Women’s History Month, and seldom in history have women played as critical a role as they did during Wold War Two. The following pictorial highlights just a few of the many ways that American women contributed to Allied Victory. We hope you enjoyed this pictorial highlighting the role of women in World War […]

Willow Run Memories – January 2018

Our Willow Run Memories Project receives a great variety of stories and photos, from families who have a connection to Willow Run and to World War Two. We recently learned about a man dedicated to investigating the WW2 death of a cousin he never got to meet, a grandfather who was part of a top-secret […]

Willow Run Memories – October 2017

Recent submissions to Willow Run Memories Project document the enormous contributions that women workers made to the war effort during World War II. Collectively known as “Rosie the Riveter.” these women not only riveted, they operated cranes, oversaw tool cribs, assembled aircraft parts, built ships and jeeps, and much more. In addition, the influx of tens […]

Willow Run Memories – August 2017

Recent submissions to Willow Run Memories Project include a beautiful and touching vignette of a very young girl watching her big brother fly off to war in a B-24 bomber, the stories of a variety of workers at the Bomber plant who did everything from installing top-secret Norden bomb sights to managing air traffic in the […]

Willow Run Memories — February 2017

Recent submissions to Willow Run Memories Project tell the stories of a “Rosie the Riveter” who helped make the legendary top-secret Norden Bombsights on Willow Run’s B-24 Liberator bombers, local residents who housed and helped Willow Run’s pilots during WWII, GM Powertrain memories from the 1980s, and a young lady’s memories of Willow Run Airport. Click here to see ALL submissions […]

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