Port Washington Aviation History

Women in Aviation

Championship Riveters, April 22, 1943

fom103Martha Myskowski, on right, and Betty Relli were members of Port Washington’s championship riveting team.  They hold the crowd spellbound as they bang their way to a new record of 19.2 rivets per minute.  The contest was held at the “Nassau At War” exposition at Adelphi College, April 22, 1943.

Photo from the collection of the Grumman Corporate Archives.

Female Grumman Aviator

arch298Women were not only riveters.  They also flew the planes!

Photo from the Grumman Corporation Archives.