The women who won the war

Stories from some local ‘Rosie the Riveters’

By: Tiffany Esshaki | C&G Newspapers | Published April 29, 2015


METRO DETROIT — Not every American who fought for victory during World War II wore a uniform on foreign shores.

You won’t find their tales often in history books, but rather in journals and family photo albums.

The work done and sacrifices made by women during the war are heroic in their own right, though those ladies aren’t always given the full credit they’re due.

We found some of those brave women still living around metro Detroit — true “Rosie the Riveter” types — who took to the factories downtown while the men were fighting abroad to do their part to deliver the Allies to victory.

Click on the women below to read each of their tales.

Frances Fisher, 90
Clinton Township


Connie Brown, 89


Blanche Skee, 94