Boeing Company begins importing women workers from across the country in June 1943.

  • By HistoryLink.org Staff
  • Posted 6/06/2001
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3340

In June 1943, the Boeing Company begins importing women workers from all around the country to help build airplanes for the war effort. While in training, the women war workers, known as "Rosie the Riveter" live in temporary housing in the Denny Regrade area of Seattle. These barracks are built by the Federal Housing Administration.


Sources:

James R. Warren, The War Years: A Chronicle of Washington State in World War II (Seattle: History Ink and University of Washington Press, 2000), 59.


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