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I appreciated Other Tink's post very much, about the passing of the woman who was the model for the wartime poster...one of those Q's on SOLVED where you learn wonderful things...


...and I learned there is still at least one more woman alive who worked in the Rosie tradition! She is Elinor Otto; now around 98 y/o, and she worked until she was 93! "She retired at the age of 93, and is known as the "Last Rosie the Riveter." .... By 2014, Otto had worked on every single C-17 plane at the Boeing plant. She retired in November 2014."

Then last month they gave her a ride in one of the planes she helped build! "In December 2017, Otto flew in one of the C-17s she'd worked on, in a ceremonial flight flown by Air Mobility Command head Gen. Carlton Everhart at March ARB, California."

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Bless Elinor, and all the women that helped in the war effort.  :)


Virginia TheOtherTink

Amen to that, Sister Tink!


I read about Rosie this morning. It's good to see that she has finally been identified. Even on this side of the Pacific she made a mark.

OPStellar Didge




I'm glad to see that the women workers are finally getting the publicity they so richly deserve!

Virginia Rooster

Rooster, do you know about that airplane? The C-17, is it a passenger plane? (I could look that up, more fun to learn from you!!)  :D

Rooster Rooster

@Virginia : The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas.Things are huge and carry a large and heavy payload. Also are very long ranged. Competes with the C-5 Galaxy.


Virginia Rooster

Got it, Rooster, and it is a beauty.


An excellent info, Virginia.

There have been many, less spectacular, anonymous workers, who deserve being honoured and recognised for their efforts.


Virginia Marianne

So very true, Marianne!

Marianne Marianne