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Inge Stone: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Stone, Inge
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Inge Stone: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Inge Stone’s parents were German immigrants who migrated to California when she was a child. In this interview, she talks about growing up during the Great Depression before starting work prior to the war. Her first job was working in a ceramics factory. Eventually, she married and moved to Burbank, California where she worked at a Lockheed Martin plant helping to build P-38 Lighting. After several months in Southern California, she returned to Richmond to work with her mother in the shipyards as a pipe fitting team. She recalls war bond drives, car pooling to work, shipyard newspapers, and watching her mother as she christened a ship. She also speaks about her family’s experience during the Korean War, when her brother was POW/MIA as a serviceman.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2010
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Stone, Inge. "Inge Stone: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.