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Roberta Tidmore: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Tidmore, Roberta
Interviewer(s):
Dunham, David
Title:
Roberta Tidmore: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Ms. Tidmore traces her life growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa her production line warwork manufacturing B-26 wings in Rockford, IL., her experiences in the Marines at the end of and just after the war (Quantico, San Diego and San Francisco), and her work as a flight attendant and then a manager of flight attendants in the 1940s and 1950s. She recalls hearing about Pearl Harbor, patriotism of the times, rationing and recycling, and social life during the war. She discusses discrimination against women, blacks and gays during the war and current discrimination in the military.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2011
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Tidmore, Roberta. "Roberta Tidmore: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Dunham in 2011. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.