Real Rosie, Liz Milton

Rosies Are Pioneers. The Minton Family made factory work during the war a family affair. Elizabeth “Liz” Minton, 95, her mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt were all Rosies during the war. Liz herself worked as a riveter and bucker at Doak Aircraft Company in Torrance, CA. Doak manufactured fuselage sections for the B-17 and AT-3 during the war. Liz didn’t stop her trailblazing ways when the war ended. She has continued to be active in the promotion of Rosies, as one of the founding members of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, as the “Resident Rosie” at FDR’s Little White House, and through appearances at WWII Living History events throughout Georgia, along-side her late husband Ray, a survivor of Iwo Jima. Help us honor these amazing pioneers with our Stearman Restoration Project. Learn more about our mission of restoring the Stearman and dedicating it to all WWII Rosie the Riveters, click HERE.

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