Erna Rau, Murray Corporation of America
Portrait of Erna Rau at the Murray Corporation of America factory. Article on back: "Has four sons in U.S. service. If Mrs. Erna Rau, B-17 nacelle bucker, had one more son he would probably be a Marine. As it is, her four sons represent her pretty well in the Armed Service of the United States. Harvey, 25, and her eldest son, is in the Air Corps, stationed in Amarillo, Texas. Clarence, 23, is an infantry corporal. Melvin is a petty officer in the Navy and has seen action as a radio operator in the Aleutians. Donald, the baby of the four brothers, at 18 is in the Coast Guard and is stationed in New York. Their records, coupled with that of their mother and dad, show that the Raus are in the war up to the hilt. Mrs. Rau has been employed at Murray for the past eight years, while Mr. Rau is at another Detroit war plant. The entire family of six Raus are heavy bond purchasers. They are buying them to help end the war as quickly as possible and to get the family back together." Stamped on back: "Photographic Department. Authorized print no. 1377, date 11-1-43. Murray Corporation, Detroit." Includes portraits of Melvin, Clarence, Donald and Harvey Rau. Handwritten on back: "Women workers."
- Resource ID:
- Women aircraft industry employees
- Murray Corporation of America
- Automotive Council for War Production--Archives
- Photographic prints
- 1 photographic print ; 10 x 8 in.
- National Automotive History Collection
- MS84/Automotive Council for War Production, Women workers, 90:9
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