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Production. Airplane maufacture, general. A women worker at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, attaches clips and accessories to a wing section before the parts meets the next assembly. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. A women worker at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, attaches clips and accessories to a wing section before the parts meets the next assembly. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo

 
 
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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the air corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that it ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against Germany. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japan.

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01/01/1942
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Palmer, Alfred T., photographer
United States. Office of War Information.
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North Long Beach33.86001, -118.18563
Google Map of 33.860011, -118.1856252
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Library of Congress
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