Wichita’s Own, “Rosie the Riveter,” gets a Special Ride Home

Connie Palacioz drilled rivets into the nose section of the B-29 “Doc” as a teenage “Rosie the Riveter” in 1945 at Boeing-Wichita. This past week, she joined the crew of the fully restored B-29 at the EAA  AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to show off the plane. On Sunday, Connie took a seat in the bombardier’s seat in the very nose of the plane she helped build 72 years ago, for a flight back home to Wichita. After returning, she signed autographs and posed for pictures for what she and thousands of other women did on factory floors during World War II.