At any rate, here are some interesting tidbits:
Number of “Rosies” (estimated; there are no records): Over six million
Number of “Volunteer Rosies”: (Estimated; there are no records): at least 10 million
Examples of items produced by Rosies and the “few good men” who worked alongside them:
Airplanes: 297,000Examples of items produced from materials collected by volunteer Rosies:
Artillery pieces: 372,000
Small arms ammunition: 44,000,000.000 (44 billion) rounds
Artillery ammunition: 47,000,000 tons
An old shovel had enough iron for four hand grenades.I've also seen what seem like countless images of the iconic Rosie the Riveter in red bandana, making a muscle and proclaiming "we can do it!" I prefer the image of Rosie by Norman Rockwell, which I've included here.
One pound of waste fat had enough glycerin for a pound of gun powder.
12,000 old razor blades had enough steel to make a bomb.