Rosie the Riveters and the Willow Run Bomber Plant

rosieDate: Wednesday, March 12th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room

At the peak of its production during World War II, the Willow Run Plant produced B-24 Liberator bomber planes at the astonishing rate of one every hour, and employed over 40,000 workers, including many pioneering women assembly line workers, collectively nicknamed “Rosie the Riveter.” Willow Run produced more aircraft every month than Japan did in a year, earning it, and southeast Michigan, worldwide fame as “The Arsenal of Democracy.” Learn more about the real life Rosies, their legacy and about the campaign to save a section of the plant as the new home for the Yankee Air Museum. Find out about the upcoming effort to break the Guinness World Record for “The Largest Number of People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter” in one place.

Randy Hotton is a member of the Yankee Air Force and serves on their Board of Directors. He is involved in the Save The Bomber Plant campaign and has done extensive research on Willow Run. He is a pilot based at Willow Run and a retired Navy Captain.

Jane Vass is a volunteer with the Tribute Rosie Troupe, a group of women who dress as Rosie the Riveter to raise awareness of the Save The Bomber Plant Campaign.

The Rosie Guinness World Record attempt will be Saturday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Willow Run Airport, Hangar 1, Bay 1. See the SaveTheBomberPlant.org for more information.