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Assembling room, chassis and motors, auto plant, Detroit, Mich.

Production. 155mm shells. Welding base cover plates of 155mm shells on a Thomson-Gibb welder in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Finish turning of the straight diameter and profile of a 155mm shell on a Stamets lathe in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. A carload of 155mm shell bodies ready for shipment from the converted auto plant in which they were made. They will be taken to loading plants where they will be filled with propelling and explosive charges. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Inspecting 155mm shells, on which all machining operations have been completed, before painting in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. The first rough turn on a 155mm shell forging is done on a Curtis lathe in a converted auto plant. In this operation, the forging is cut to length and the base end is faced. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Government inspectors check the painting of 155mm shells as they pass by on the overhead drying conveyor of a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Noses are formed on 155mm shells in the Watson Stillman hydraulic press of a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Boring the burster tube recess of 155mm shell on a Denver lathe in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Government inspectors check the painting of 155mm shells as they pass by on the overhead drying conveyor of a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. A government inspector checks 155mm shells after the finish turning of straight and profile diameters in a large converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Threads cut in the noses of 155mm shells by Less-Bradner thread mills are inspected in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Transferring 155mm shells for finishing work in a converted auto plant. All machining operations on these shells have been completed and they are now on their way to the painting department. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Threading the nose ends of 155mm shells in a Less-Bradner thread mill at a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Inspection after the finish turning of straight and profile diameters of 155mm shells in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Careful inspection precedes the operations which form the noses of 155mm shells in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Heating 155mm shells in the salt bath of an Ajax furnace before nose forming operations are performed in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Conversion. Auto parts to aircraft landing gear. The finishing touches in the making of a precision die are done by hand by this expert toolmaker in a large auto plant which has converted to the production of aircraft landing gear

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. American power in the air grows rapidly as machine guns of the finest quality pour from our production lines to arm the planes that are coming steadily from other lines. These guns, entirely completed and ready to fire, await shipment from the large converted auto plant in which they were made. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

A husky upsetter and a forge that was turning out automobile parts a short time ago is one of the many combinations of skilled worker and efficient machine that keep the shells pouring in a steady stream from a converted auto plant. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. Since the days of early American gunsmiths, our arms manufacturers have taken pride in the quality of their work. Today, a skilled worker in a converted auto plant feels that same pride as he bores a machine gun barrel for Air Corps. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. Another machine is skidded into place in a converted auto plant to swell the production of machine guns for the Air Corps. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. Just as the "long rifle" of the American pioneer was the world's best gun of its day, so the machine guns of our modern air force must be better than any other. Shaping a machine gun barrel is exacting work, but the precision techniques of a former auto plant readily handle the job. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

It's hard to recognize the production layout of a well-known auto plant in machine lines that win with wartime production. It's shells instead of auto parts now--but American industry can turn out the orders for war as well as for peace. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. American power in the air grows rapidly as machine guns of the finest quality pour from production lines to arm the planes that are coming steadily from other lines. These guns, entirely completed and ready to fire, await shipment from the large converted auto plant which made them. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. Tidiness and order contribute to plant morale and efficiency. A former auto plant now turning out machine guns is straining every resource to get top production, but it still keeps the maintenance men busy cleaning and painting the building and equipment. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Conversion. Auto plant to 75- and 155-mm shell production. The work of pointing shells must be conducted with care. Shells must be perfect to insure accurate performance. But high standards of accuracy are nothing new to the former automobile plant where these shells are being made. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. The muzzle break of a machine gun for the Air Corps must be right. An inspector in a big auto plant now converted to war work examines each piece as it travels down the production line. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. An assembly line in a converted auto plant, now turning out machine guns for the Air Corps, comes through with plenty of these important tools of war. And the tide of American productive power is still far from being reached. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. American power in the air grows rapidly as machine guns of the finest quality pour from our production lines. These guns, entirely completed and ready to fire, await shipment from the large converted auto plant in which they were made. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. Another machine is skidded into place in a converted auto plant to swell the production of machine guns for the Air Corps. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. He used to make automobile parts. Now the big auto plant in which he works is using his skill to make machine guns for the Air Corps. After each operation, the gun barrels are racked on trucks for removal to succeeding operations. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. A production lathe in a former auto plant and an experienced automobile worker team up to give our air force the greatest possible number of the finest possible machine guns. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan