World War II Home Front

On Aug. 15, 2015, Elinor Otto, 95, an original “Rosie,” stands next to the newly dedicated Rosie the Riveter Memorial statue (left) at Marina Bay Park in Richmond, California. Elinor was a riveter during WWII and then returned to the job she loved in 1951. After riveting every C-17 delivered to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), she was laid off in 2014 at the age of 94 so she retired. She set the record for the longest working Rosie the Riveter! In 2017, Elinor was awarded the Air Force Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and took her first ride in a C-17. (Photo: Redwood Educational Technologies).


Commemorative Air Force – Airbase Georgia