This story is about Elinor Otto, one of the original “Rosie the Riveter” girls from World War II who is still going strong assembling aircrafts for Boeing at the age of 93.
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This story is about Elinor Otto, a 93-year-old Boeing employee from Long Beach, Calif., who has been operating a rivet gun on aircraft manufacturing assembly lines since 1942 when she was first enlisted to support the war effort as part of the original "Rosie the Riveter" brigade.
“We were part of this big thing,” Otto said. “We hoped we'd win the war. We worked hard as women, and were proud to have that job.”