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'Rosie the Riveter' dies at 95: New York woman who first inspired the iconic character while working on a fighter plane assembly line during WWII passes away

One of the original women who are thought to have inspired Rosie the Riveter has died at the age of 95. 

At 19, Rosalind P. Walter, from New York, was one of many women to pitch in during World War II, working on an assembly line as a riveter on Corsair fighter planes in Connecticut. 

She and women like her became the inspiration for the 1942 song 'Rosie the Riveter' and the subsequent 'We Can Do It!' poster produced by J. Howard Miller. 

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