YPSILANTI, Mich. — A group looking to save part of the Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter once worked has been given another deadline extension to raise the necessary cash.
Yankee Air Museum founder Dennis Norton told the Ann Arbor News he now has until Nov. 1 to raise the remaining $3 million to preserve a portion of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant. The Save the Bomber campaign has raised $5 million.
The museum previously had an Oct. 1 deadline.
Rose Will Monroe worked at the plant. Her role as Rosie the Riveter in promotional films persuaded American women to take jobs during World War II.
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