Naomi Parker Fraley, the real-life Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Naomi Parker Fraley, the inspiration behind the iconic female World War II factory worker Rosie the Riveter, has died. She was 96. 

The California waitress-turned-factory worker was among the first women to be assigned to the machine shop after the attack on pearl harbor in 1941.

In 1942, she posed for a photograph wearing her signature red-and-white-polka-dot bandana.

 

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