Rosie the Riveter Assn. seeks Working Women of WWII

The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women in Ridgecrest and the surrounding area who worked on the home front during World War II. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. The American Rosie the Riveter Association is in the process of collecting those stories to be placed in its archives.

The American Rosie the Riveter Association is a patriotic/nonprofit organization whose purpose is to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women during WWII. This organization was founded in 1998 by Dr. Frances Carter of Birmingham, Ala., and now has more than 4,300 members nationwide.

If you are a woman (or a descendant of a woman) who worked during WWII, or if you are interested in more information, call toll free 888-557-6743, e-mail americanrosietheriveter2@yahoo.com or write to American Rosie the Riveter, P. O. Box 188, Kimberly, Ala. 35091.

Story First Published: 2013-05-01