Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum Welcomes ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Representative Mae Krier
By Space Coast Daily // February 11, 2018
guest of the 45th Space Wing for Tuesday’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Warbird Museum had the privilege last week of welcoming Mae Krier, representing the Rosie the Riveter organization.
Mae and millions of other women built the war materials needed in World War II that was so vital to Allied victory, and whose courage and initiative reshaped the society they represented.
A teenager at the time, Mae, traveled to Seattle, Washington, to build B-17 and B-29 bombers in Boeing’s sprawling bomber assembly plant.
She has been attending the Women in Science and Engineering Symposium and has been an inspiration to everyone.
Mae was a guest of the 45th Space Wing for Tuesday’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch.
Her Thursday visit to the Warbird Museum allowed her to see its collection of aircraft and memorabilia, but especially to visit with the Museum’s restoration team while they worked, practicing many of the same skills that Mae learned and performed nearly 75 years ago.
“We were lucky enough to capture this vivacious and inspiring woman in a number of pictures,” said Ron Davis of the Valiant Air Command.
Every year for the past 41 years, the Valiant Air Command has hosted the “TICO Warbird AirShow” at the Space Coast Regional Airport.
This year, while the name has changed to Space Coast Warbird AirShow, it is still the same wonderful AirShow experience that hundreds of thousands of fans have come to expect.
Don’t miss the Space Coast Warbird AirShow, set for April 6, 7, 8 for a three day festival of all things Warbird.
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