Americans in Wartime Experience

Frances Ellis

World War II

During World War II, Frances Ellis was a teenager fresh out of high school living in Oregon.  During the war, she worked as a contractor for Boeing making P38's.  Many of the women at that time were referred to as "Rosie the Riveter."

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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