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  • Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)
    The Official Marilyn Monroe website MarilynMonroeFamily The Official Family book: Marilyn Monroe Unveiled: A Family History Our book is the complete and only resource for Marilyn Monroe genealogy. ...
  • Laura Belle Spriggs (1922 - 2012)
    Laura Belle first took that leap in 1944 shortly after marrying her high-school sweetheart, Sam Spriggs. After several years of farming, Sam was drafted into the U.S. Army and shipped to Battle Creek...
  • Melissa Lanning (c.1925 - c.2017)
    When Lanning talks about her time building B-29s during World War II, it’s as if she’s right there, describing what she sees. In 1944, as a real-life Rosie the Riveter at the age of 19 — one of c...
  • Rose Marie "Roe" Kuseck (1921 - 2016)
    Working in factories during World War II meant a lot to Roe Kuseck, and losing her job to veterans returning from Europe and the Pacific had a lasting impact on the message she preached to her daught...
  • Josie Ella Dunn (1918 - 2016)
    Josie Ella Beard was born June 23, 1918, in Wilton, Ark., and grew up in Summit, Okla., near Muskogee. She was the youngest of seven children. Her father, a railroad worker, died of tuberculosis when...

The Story of Rosie The Riveter


Women who worked during the war building the planes and amo...My best friend now 91 and her sister were two of the best..They worked at a factory in Ohio, and the tales she has told me are amazing. They evidently even made bomb parts, built planes, rivited parts into planes, and were told everything was top secret. They really need to be acknowledged.

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park