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Redux: Rosie The Riveter

<br /> Our Family’s Rosies<br />

Our Three Rosies

During World War II millions of men volunteered or were conscripted to serve in the military. As the men left the workforce, the country’s factories were desperately short of employees – especially the factories that directly supported the war effort.

Our government immediately started a national recruitment effort asking women to join the depleted workforce. Using the well known Rosie the Riveter posters, they called on women to show their patriotism with their labor. In all, some 6 million women were employed by these war time factories.

Over the years, Mom related bits and pieces about their early years working for the war effort. Each day the three traveled from their home in New Rochelle, NY to the General Motors assembly plant had been converted to build wings for the Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber. Without a car, they were given a ride with a neighbor who also worked at the plant in Tarrytown, NY about twenty-five miles away.

While neither Mom nor her sisters received Congressional Gold Metals, I ordered three of these commemorative metals for the families of Mom and two her sisters.


We should thank all of these women for their dedication and patriotism. You can read a portion of the General Motors operation in Tarrytown during the war years by clicking here.



If you know someone who fits the Rosie the Riveter moniker you can order one of the commemorative metals from the United States Mint as a way to thank them.

Written by:

Arnie Lee



Aviation Photos

A Collection of Aviation Related Photographs

From our years of developing flight simulation software, we’ve taken many photographs while traveling in-flight to airports, conventions, trade shows and more. Below are some of these arranged by topic.

Please note that this is a shortcut way to view the photographs from seven different articles that were recently published separately.

Military Aircraft

Reconnaissance, Speed and Power

For many years part of our business was developing flight simulation software.

Our development activities took us to airports, airshows, air force and navy bases and museums to conduct research for various software projects. These photographs are part of the activities that later turned into flight simulation products.

Though I am no longer involved with the business side of aviation, I still shoot airplanes (so to speak). These photographs below span the decades from 1980 through today.

Looking back this was an interesting and very enjoyable part of our business.

We hope that you enjoy these photos.