Americans in Wartime Experience

Vivian Turner

World War II

During WWII, Vivian Turner worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" in support of the war effort.  While her husband was overseas, she worked for Douglas Aircraft in a factory in California.  She said she was hired because she was small enough to fit inside the wings of the aircraft being built.

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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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