Two women honored for contributions during WWII | Michigan Radio

Two women honored for contributions during WWII

Aug 1, 2016

Two real-life "Rosie the Riveters" are getting recognition for their contributions during WWII.

Phyllis Roullier and Mary Jezowski-Serge built planes at Willow Run during the war. 

They were honored at the Yankee Air Museum, not even a mile from where the original plant stood.

Phyllis Roullier told Highway Media she's proud of the work she and her fellow riveters did. 

"I was really proud to be Rosie the Riveter and be an American and doing my part for the war," Roullier says.

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., was on hand to honor the women. She says the plant went from making one plane per day to making one roughly every hour when women began working there.