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).

Betty Bishop Attends “Miss Betty” Dedication

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STORY SNAPSHOTBetty Webster graduated from high school in 1943 in Tidioute, Pennsylvania. As soon as she turned...

D-Day Meteorologists Had Pressure Everywhere

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STORY SNAPSHOTMeteorologists (weather forecasters) did not have computers or data from satellites during World War II (1939-1945)....

March 31, 1941: Rosie Begins Riveting

STORY SNAPSHOTOn March 31, 1941, 25 women began their skilled jobs at a Vultee airplane factory, a...

The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat was Penicillium

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STORY SNAPSHOTAlexander Fleming discovered penicillin in England in 1928. It was a substance produced by the mold,...

Sullivan Brothers: We Stick Together

STORY SNAPSHOTThomas and Alleta Sullivan from Waterloo, Iowa had six children - five boys and one girl...

Dreamsville U.S.A. Still Serving the Home Front

March 9, 2020 - Dreamsville U.S.A. is not a figment of imagination or a placeholder on an architect’s blueprint designing an American...
Hand sanitizer production line at Coppercraft Distillery in Holland, Michigan (Photo: Courtesy of Coppercraft Distillery)

Full Force of American Spirit – and Spirits – Hitting COVID-19

March 26, 2020 - Businesses large and small are stepping up to help solve shortages of vital medical equipment and supplies...

Heroes in the Cockpit: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)

May 6, 2020 - As part of Lesson Plan #6 - Technology and Heroes in the Cockpit, the following is Part 1...

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Commemorative Air Force – Airbase Georgia