Rosie the Riveters awarded for their muscle











1010 WINS – On-Air, Online, On Demand – Rosie the Riveters Get to Ride in Plane They Built 65 Years Ago.

These are some tough old gals — the women who finally flew this week in one of the B-24 Liberators they built while most American men were deployed on two war fronts. The 65 year old aircraft is still looking good, too!

Rachiele recalled that when she first went to work as a riveter at Republic in 1943, “I didn’t know a rivet from a nail, and it was so noisy that I was really frightened. The rivet guns shooting rivets and the drill press stomping on metal — it was pandemonium.”

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