Otto on Finding Work After WWII, the Aircraft Industry’s Evolution, Remembering Rosies


Elinor Otto, the nation’s longest-working Rosie the Riveter and a 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, discusses life during WWII, getting laid off and re-entering the aircraft business after it ended, her favorite planes to work on, the industry’s evolution and her current efforts to found parks in memory of fellow Rosies in Part 2 of her interview at AFA’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with AFA.

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