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American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing dependable planes for their men at the front, Long Beach, Calif. 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

American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing dependable planes for their men at the front, Long Beach, Calif. 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

X-1-3 Being Mated To EB-50A Superfortress

X-1-3 Being Mated To EB-50A Superfortress

Aerospace storage b-52's bombers.

Aerospace storage b-52's bombers.

Vulcan bomber plane.

Vulcan bomber plane.

Martin Bomber

Martin Bomber

Barling bomber

Barling bomber

Barling bomber

Barling bomber

Francis & Martin Bomber

Francis & Martin Bomber

Up in the air in a Handley-Page, showing another Handley-Page making for the enemy's lines

Up in the air in a Handley-Page, showing another Handley-Page making for the enemy's lines

British bombers enroute to front lines near La Boisselle, Somme and Ancre area. 7-6-1916

British bombers enroute to front lines near La Boisselle, Somme and Ancre area. 7-6-1916

Nose of a Handley-Page manned by three men

Nose of a Handley-Page manned by three men

Air mechanics seeing that all's well before the Handley-Page sets out to bomb the Germans

Air mechanics seeing that all's well before the Handley-Page sets out to bomb the Germans

Handley-Pages setting out to bomb the Germans

Handley-Pages setting out to bomb the Germans

One of her propellers

One of her propellers

Immense R.A.F. machine ready to start with its load of bombs for Germany

Immense R.A.F. machine ready to start with its load of bombs for Germany

Airplanes - Types - Night bombers

Airplanes - Types - Night bombers

Airplanes - Types - Types of German Bombers. Fredrichshaffen Bombers. Front View

Airplanes - Types - Types of German Bombers. Fredrichshaffen Bombers. Front View

Langley night bombing airplane. Photo, Oct. 15/18 at Frankfort, N.Y.

Langley night bombing airplane. Photo, Oct. 15/18 at Frankfort, N.Y.

Martin Bomber

Martin Bomber

Martin Bomber

Martin Bomber

Aviation, Army bombers over East Bay area

Aviation, Army bombers over East Bay area

New Army Bomber arrives at Bolling Field. Washington, D.C., March 10. The new 4 engine Boeing bomber, the first of 13 which will be delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps, as it landed at Bolling Field today after a short hop from Langley Field, Va., 3/10/1937

New Army Bomber arrives at Bolling Field. Washington, D.C., March 10. The new 4 engine Boeing bomber, the first of 13 which will be delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps, as it landed at Bolling Field today after a short hop from Langley Field, Va., 3/10/1937

Solons inspect new Army Bomber. Washington, D.C. March 10. Members of the House Military Affairs Committee with U.S. Chief of staff General Mailin Craig inspecting the new 4-Engine Boeing Bomber which arrived at Bolling Field today. This ship is first of 13 which will be delivered to the Army Air Corps in the newer future. In the photograph, left to right, can't be seen: Rep. Andrew Edmiston, West Virginia; Rep. Charles I. Faddis, Pa.; Capt. C.E. O'Connor, pilot of the ship; Rep. Andrew J. May, Kentucky; Maj. Gen. Malin H. Craig

Solons inspect new Army Bomber. Washington, D.C. March 10. Members of the House Military Affairs Committee with U.S. Chief of staff General Mailin Craig inspecting the new 4-Engine Boeing Bomber which arrived at Bolling Field today. This ship is first of 13 which will be delivered to the Army Air Corps in the newer future. In the photograph, left to right, can't be seen: Rep. Andrew Edmiston, West Virginia; Rep. Charles I. Faddis, Pa.; Capt. C.E. O'Connor, pilot of the ship; Rep. Andrew J. May, Kentucky; Maj. Gen. Malin H. Craig

Here's our mission. A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at the field, Langley Field, Va.

Here's our mission. A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at the field, Langley Field, Va.

Drilling on a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Drilling on a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., [Fort Worth, Texas]

Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., [Fort Worth, Texas]

Riveter at work on Consolidated bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Riveter at work on Consolidated bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Assembling Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Assembling Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Making wiring assemblies at a junction box on the fire wall for the right engine of a B-25 bomber, North American Aviation, Inc., [Inglewood], Calif. Forward of this wall will be mounted one of the two 1,700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engines which carry the B-25 through performances up to Altitudes of 25,000 feet

Making wiring assemblies at a junction box on the fire wall for the right engine of a B-25 bomber, North American Aviation, Inc., [Inglewood], Calif. Forward of this wall will be mounted one of the two 1,700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engines which carry the B-25 through performances up to Altitudes of 25,000 feet

Two women workers are shown capping and inspecting tubing which goes into the manufacture of the "Vengeance" (A-31) dive bomber made at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

Two women workers are shown capping and inspecting tubing which goes into the manufacture of the "Vengeance" (A-31) dive bomber made at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

Mounting motor [on a] Fairfax B-25 bomber, at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in [Inglewood], Calif.

Mounting motor [on a] Fairfax B-25 bomber, at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in [Inglewood], Calif.

Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's plant, Long Beach, Calif. Sand bags for protection against air raid form the background. 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

Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's plant, Long Beach, Calif. Sand bags for protection against air raid form the background. 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

Member[s] of the experimental staff at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant, observe wind tunnel tests on an accurate scale model of the B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 Mustang fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Member[s] of the experimental staff at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant, observe wind tunnel tests on an accurate scale model of the B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 Mustang fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

An employee in the drill-press section of North American's huge machine shop runs mounting holes in a large dural casting, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

An employee in the drill-press section of North American's huge machine shop runs mounting holes in a large dural casting, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

B-25 bomber planes at the North American Aviation, Incorporated being hauled along an outdoor assembly line with an "International" tractor, Kansas City, Kansas

B-25 bomber planes at the North American Aviation, Incorporated being hauled along an outdoor assembly line with an "International" tractor, Kansas City, Kansas

One of America's new warships of the air, a mighty YB-17 bomber, is pulled up at a bombardment squadron hangar, Langley Field, Va. It is all set to taxi out to a runway and take off

One of America's new warships of the air, a mighty YB-17 bomber, is pulled up at a bombardment squadron hangar, Langley Field, Va. It is all set to taxi out to a runway and take off

A giant of the skyways poises for flight, Langley Field, Va. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before a takeoff

A giant of the skyways poises for flight, Langley Field, Va. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before a takeoff

Helen Bray, who left school to become a mechanic at a western aircraft plant, is making an emplanage section on a new Consolidated transport, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas. This new ship, adapted from the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, carries one of the greatest human and cargo loads of any plane now in mass production

Helen Bray, who left school to become a mechanic at a western aircraft plant, is making an emplanage section on a new Consolidated transport, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas. This new ship, adapted from the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, carries one of the greatest human and cargo loads of any plane now in mass production

Capping and inspecting tubing: two women are shown capping and inspecting tubing which goes into the manufacture of the "Vengeance" dive bomber made at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

Capping and inspecting tubing: two women are shown capping and inspecting tubing which goes into the manufacture of the "Vengeance" dive bomber made at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

An A-20 bomber being riveted by a woman worker at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, Calif.

An A-20 bomber being riveted by a woman worker at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, Calif.

Punching rivet holes in a frame member for a B-25 bomber, the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Calif.

Punching rivet holes in a frame member for a B-25 bomber, the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Calif.

Employees on the "Sunshine" assembly line at North American's plant put the finishing touches on another B-25 bomber, Inglewood, Calif. In addition to the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, this plant produces the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Employees on the "Sunshine" assembly line at North American's plant put the finishing touches on another B-25 bomber, Inglewood, Calif. In addition to the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, this plant produces the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background

A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background

A girl riveting machine operator at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant joins sections of wing ribs to reinforce the inner wing assemblies of B-17F heavy bombers, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F bomber is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself in action in the south Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude, heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men -- and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

A girl riveting machine operator at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant joins sections of wing ribs to reinforce the inner wing assemblies of B-17F heavy bombers, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F bomber is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself in action in the south Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude, heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men -- and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

A nose wheel and landing gear assembly for a B-25 bomber under construction in a western aircraft plant, North American Aviation, Inc., Calif. A front section of the plane shows in the background. General Doolittle has called the ship the best military plane in existence. With plenty of speed, a 1,700-mile cruising range and a ceiling of 25,000 feet, it has performed brilliantly as a medium bomber and as an escort plane.

A nose wheel and landing gear assembly for a B-25 bomber under construction in a western aircraft plant, North American Aviation, Inc., Calif. A front section of the plane shows in the background. General Doolittle has called the ship the best military plane in existence. With plenty of speed, a 1,700-mile cruising range and a ceiling of 25,000 feet, it has performed brilliantly as a medium bomber and as an escort plane.

Working inside fuselage of a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Working inside fuselage of a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Production of B-24 bombers and C-87 transports, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas. Cabbie Coleman, former housewife, works at western aircraft plant. Installing of oxygen racks above the flight deck

Production of B-24 bombers and C-87 transports, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas. Cabbie Coleman, former housewife, works at western aircraft plant. Installing of oxygen racks above the flight deck

B-25 bombers lined up at North American Aviation, Incorporated, almost ready for their first test flight, Kansas City, Kansas

B-25 bombers lined up at North American Aviation, Incorporated, almost ready for their first test flight, Kansas City, Kansas

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee

The kind of man Hitler wishes we didn't have. A bomber pilot, captain in a bombardment squadron, just before he climbs aboard his huge YN-17 bombing plane

The kind of man Hitler wishes we didn't have. A bomber pilot, captain in a bombardment squadron, just before he climbs aboard his huge YN-17 bombing plane

Riveters at work on fuselage of Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Riveters at work on fuselage of Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

A candid view of one of the women workers touching up the U.S. Army Air Forces insignia on the side of the fuselage of a "Vengeance" dive bomber manufactured at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee

A candid view of one of the women workers touching up the U.S. Army Air Forces insignia on the side of the fuselage of a "Vengeance" dive bomber manufactured at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee

Drilling horizontal stabilizers: operating a hand drill, this woman worker at Vultee-Nashville is shown working on the horizontal stabilizer for a Vultee "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

Drilling horizontal stabilizers: operating a hand drill, this woman worker at Vultee-Nashville is shown working on the horizontal stabilizer for a Vultee "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers

An experimental scale model of the B-25 plane is prepared for wind tunnel tests in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. This plant produced the B-25 bomber

An experimental scale model of the B-25 plane is prepared for wind tunnel tests in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. This plant produced the B-25 bomber

This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber, Long Beach, Calif. She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17 which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men, and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber, Long Beach, Calif. She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17 which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men, and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

A wing brace assembly for a B-25 bomber is prepared for the assembly line of an aircraft plant, North American Aviation, Inc., Calif. With plenty of speed, a 1,700-mile cruising range and a ceiling of 25,000 feet, it has performed as a medium bomber and as an escort plane

A wing brace assembly for a B-25 bomber is prepared for the assembly line of an aircraft plant, North American Aviation, Inc., Calif. With plenty of speed, a 1,700-mile cruising range and a ceiling of 25,000 feet, it has performed as a medium bomber and as an escort plane

Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other jobs at the Douglas Aircraft plant, Long Beach, Calif. 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

Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other jobs at the Douglas Aircraft plant, Long Beach, Calif. 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

Another North American B-25 bomber rolls off the final assembly line to join other ships on the outdoor assembly line, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

Another North American B-25 bomber rolls off the final assembly line to join other ships on the outdoor assembly line, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line, North American, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line, North American, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

Hitler would like this man to go home and forget about the war. A good American non-com at the side machine gun of a huge YB-17 bomber is a man who knows his business and works hard at it

Hitler would like this man to go home and forget about the war. A good American non-com at the side machine gun of a huge YB-17 bomber is a man who knows his business and works hard at it

[Servicing an A-20 bomber, Langley Field, Va.]

[Servicing an A-20 bomber, Langley Field, Va.]

View of the B-25 final assembly line at North American Aviation's Inglewood, California, plant

View of the B-25 final assembly line at North American Aviation's Inglewood, California, plant

Working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Vultee [Aircraft Inc.], Nashville, Tennessee

Working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Vultee [Aircraft Inc.], Nashville, Tennessee

Bomb bay gasoline tanks for long flights of B-25 bombers await assembly in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Bomb bay gasoline tanks for long flights of B-25 bombers await assembly in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Switch boxes on the firewalls of B-25 bombers are assembled by women workers at North American [Aviation, Inc.]'s Inglewood, Calif., plant

Switch boxes on the firewalls of B-25 bombers are assembled by women workers at North American [Aviation, Inc.]'s Inglewood, Calif., plant

Clerk in one of the stock rooms of North American Aviation, Inc., checking to see if the proper numbers of parts were received and placed in the proper bin, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Clerk in one of the stock rooms of North American Aviation, Inc., checking to see if the proper numbers of parts were received and placed in the proper bin, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

On North American's outdoor assembly line, employees rush a B-25 to completion, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inglewood, Calif.

On North American's outdoor assembly line, employees rush a B-25 to completion, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inglewood, Calif.

Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 [i.e. C-47] bomber at the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood [i.e. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach], Calif.

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 [i.e. C-47] bomber at the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood [i.e. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach], Calif.

North American B-25 bomber is prepared for painting on the outside assembly line, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

North American B-25 bomber is prepared for painting on the outside assembly line, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

A fast, hard-hitting new A-20 [i.e., B-25] attack bomber is brought for a test hop to the flight line at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company

A fast, hard-hitting new A-20 [i.e., B-25] attack bomber is brought for a test hop to the flight line at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company

B-25 bombers on the outdoor assembly line at North American Aviation, Incorporated, almost ready for their first test flight, Kansas City, Kansas

B-25 bombers on the outdoor assembly line at North American Aviation, Incorporated, almost ready for their first test flight, Kansas City, Kansas

Servicing [an] A-20 bomber, Langley Field, Va.

Servicing [an] A-20 bomber, Langley Field, Va.

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee

Another North American B-25 bomber rolls off the final assembly line to join other ships on the outdoor assembly line, N[orth]

Another North American B-25 bomber rolls off the final assembly line to join other ships on the outdoor assembly line, N[orth]

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee

Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, Calif. 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

Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, Calif. 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

An experimental scale model of the B-25 plane is prepared for wind tunnel tests in the plant of the North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. The model maker holds an exact miniature reproduction of the type of bomb the plane will carry. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 bomber used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

An experimental scale model of the B-25 plane is prepared for wind tunnel tests in the plant of the North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. The model maker holds an exact miniature reproduction of the type of bomb the plane will carry. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 bomber used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Two assembly line workers at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company enjoy a well-earned lunch period, Long Beach, Calif. Nacelle parts of a heavy bomber form the background

Two assembly line workers at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company enjoy a well-earned lunch period, Long Beach, Calif. Nacelle parts of a heavy bomber form the background

North American Aviation's B-25 medium bomber, Inglewood, Calif.

North American Aviation's B-25 medium bomber, Inglewood, Calif.

A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background

A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background

Working on wing of Consolidated Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp. plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Working on wing of Consolidated Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp. plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Assembling B-25 bombers at North American Aviation, Kansas City, Kan[sas]

Assembling B-25 bombers at North American Aviation, Kansas City, Kan[sas]

Huge drop hammers work day and night forming sheet metal parts for United Nations bombers and fighters at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant, Inglewood, Calif. The heavy hemp rope is used to snub the hammer so that it forms the part under proper pressure and rises clear of the work after each operation. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Huge drop hammers work day and night forming sheet metal parts for United Nations bombers and fighters at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant, Inglewood, Calif. The heavy hemp rope is used to snub the hammer so that it forms the part under proper pressure and rises clear of the work after each operation. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Aircraft. Naval. The Navy's SBD light dive bomber is the counterpart of the Army's A-24 (Dauntless) with the differences that adapt it to Navy requirements. This Douglas plane is equipped with slotted wing flaps to decrease air speed and obtain greater bombing accuracy. It is more maneuverable than the German Stuka and is capable of carrying heavier bomb loads

Aircraft. Naval. The Navy's SBD light dive bomber is the counterpart of the Army's A-24 (Dauntless) with the differences that adapt it to Navy requirements. This Douglas plane is equipped with slotted wing flaps to decrease air speed and obtain greater bombing accuracy. It is more maneuverable than the German Stuka and is capable of carrying heavier bomb loads

Allied bombers score a direct hit during one of their first attacks on the Buccine [i.e. Bucine] viaduct

Allied bombers score a direct hit during one of their first attacks on the Buccine [i.e. Bucine] viaduct

Last minute check-up. Just before taking off, a bomber crew reviews details of its mission, the target of which is a major German rail center in central Italy. Before "Operation Strangle" went into effect, German forces in Italy were well-supplied since the Italian rail system was one of the best in Europe. Thus, first objectives of Allied bombers were key rail lines.

Last minute check-up. Just before taking off, a bomber crew reviews details of its mission, the target of which is a major German rail center in central Italy. Before "Operation Strangle" went into effect, German forces in Italy were well-supplied since the Italian rail system was one of the best in Europe. Thus, first objectives of Allied bombers were key rail lines.

A Nazi supply dump goes up in smoke. A U.S. B-25 medium bomber roars over Tivoli, Nazi supply center ten miles east of Rome. Now a smoking ruin, it was used by the Germans as a terminal for routing reinforcements to battle areas

A Nazi supply dump goes up in smoke. A U.S. B-25 medium bomber roars over Tivoli, Nazi supply center ten miles east of Rome. Now a smoking ruin, it was used by the Germans as a terminal for routing reinforcements to battle areas

Flying Fortress. Symbol of American might. Test flight. Considerably changed from earlier models, latest type Boeing Flying Fortress contains many improvements of internal detail, making bomber tougher, more effective

Flying Fortress. Symbol of American might. Test flight. Considerably changed from earlier models, latest type Boeing Flying Fortress contains many improvements of internal detail, making bomber tougher, more effective

Bombs lie on an Allied airfield ready to be loaded into Royal Air Force Liberators. The British bombers of the Mediterranian Allied Air Forces worked with American Liberators to strangle German supply lines feeding Nazi troops on the Anzio, Cassino and Eighth Army fronts. French airmen also participated in the operation

Bombs lie on an Allied airfield ready to be loaded into Royal Air Force Liberators. The British bombers of the Mediterranian Allied Air Forces worked with American Liberators to strangle German supply lines feeding Nazi troops on the Anzio, Cassino and Eighth Army fronts. French airmen also participated in the operation

U.S. Air Force bombs Tripoli. U.S. Army bombers made their first raid on Tripoli recently and returned with this unusal series of pictures showing the results of the raid. Their objective was the Spanish mole at upper left and they were not aiming at ships in the harbor. This photo first in the series was taken at the start of the raid

U.S. Air Force bombs Tripoli. U.S. Army bombers made their first raid on Tripoli recently and returned with this unusal series of pictures showing the results of the raid. Their objective was the Spanish mole at upper left and they were not aiming at ships in the harbor. This photo first in the series was taken at the start of the raid

B-24 Liberator bomber and C-87 Liberator Express. Cut-away diagram of the powerful B-24 Liberator bomber. It is a four-engine, long-range bomber and carries a crew of six to eight men. The B-24 has been one of the most active planes in bombing missions in all the war theatres and was instrumental in destroying Rommel's supply columns in the recent British 8th Army campaign

B-24 Liberator bomber and C-87 Liberator Express. Cut-away diagram of the powerful B-24 Liberator bomber. It is a four-engine, long-range bomber and carries a crew of six to eight men. The B-24 has been one of the most active planes in bombing missions in all the war theatres and was instrumental in destroying Rommel's supply columns in the recent British 8th Army campaign

Aircraft. Army. A Flying Fortress (B-17) bomber discharging a bomb on an enemy target. The Flying Fortress, recognized as one of the outstanding planes of the war, has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It has proved its ability to fight off enemy aircraft as well as to inflict and absorb punishment on long-range, high-altitude bombing missions

Aircraft. Army. A Flying Fortress (B-17) bomber discharging a bomb on an enemy target. The Flying Fortress, recognized as one of the outstanding planes of the war, has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It has proved its ability to fight off enemy aircraft as well as to inflict and absorb punishment on long-range, high-altitude bombing missions

Veterans of the Medium Bomber Squadron 14th Airforce who blasted Tokyo with General Doolittle and are still dealing aerial blows to Japs in occupied China, Burma. Standing, left to right: Lieutenant Youngblood, Houston, Texas; Captain Crouch, Columbia, South Carolina; Lieutenant Mauch Staunton, Virginia; Lieutenant Fitzhugh, Gavelston, Texas; Captain Campbell, Orofino, Idaho; On motor, Sergeant Norton, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; On propeller, Sergeant Radney, Minneola, Texas; In cockpit of "Tokyo Jo," Major Everett Holstrom, Tacoma, Washington

Veterans of the Medium Bomber Squadron 14th Airforce who blasted Tokyo with General Doolittle and are still dealing aerial blows to Japs in occupied China, Burma. Standing, left to right: Lieutenant Youngblood, Houston, Texas; Captain Crouch, Columbia, South Carolina; Lieutenant Mauch Staunton, Virginia; Lieutenant Fitzhugh, Gavelston, Texas; Captain Campbell, Orofino, Idaho; On motor, Sergeant Norton, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; On propeller, Sergeant Radney, Minneola, Texas; In cockpit of "Tokyo Jo," Major Everett Holstrom, Tacoma, Washington

B-24 Liberator Bomber and C-87 Liberator Express. Super-transports such as this C-87 Liberator Express are carrying key personnel and vital cargo to all United Nations' war fronts. With a speed in excess of 300 miles per hour and a range of more than 3,000 miles, the C-87 can carry the greatest human or cargo load of any landplane now in mass production

B-24 Liberator Bomber and C-87 Liberator Express. Super-transports such as this C-87 Liberator Express are carrying key personnel and vital cargo to all United Nations' war fronts. With a speed in excess of 300 miles per hour and a range of more than 3,000 miles, the C-87 can carry the greatest human or cargo load of any landplane now in mass production

Aircraft. Naval. The Vought-Sikorsky "Corsair" (F4U-1) Navy fighter, is one of the fastest warplanes in existence. Powered by a 2,000 horsepower Pratt and Whitney engine, it has a cruising speed in excess of 425 miles per hour. Its top speed is a military secret. Designed to protect the Navy's big bombers, the Corsair may be based on an aircraft carrier

Aircraft. Naval. The Vought-Sikorsky "Corsair" (F4U-1) Navy fighter, is one of the fastest warplanes in existence. Powered by a 2,000 horsepower Pratt and Whitney engine, it has a cruising speed in excess of 425 miles per hour. Its top speed is a military secret. Designed to protect the Navy's big bombers, the Corsair may be based on an aircraft carrier

No absenteeism here. Knoxville, Tennessee. As he threw the switch that started the first generators of Tenessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Douglas Dam, a vital war power-production unit, Patrick P. Marshall, steam-fitter, said: "I realized that any day I was absent was a day given to the enemy." Marshall had been on the job for 374 consecutive workdays. He was chosen among eighteen workers, all of whom never missed a day of work on Douglas, to speak for the employees. He is shown here being congratulated by W.L. Batt, War Production Board (WPB) vice-chairman, on the completion of a job that is making aluminum for bombers ahead of schedule

No absenteeism here. Knoxville, Tennessee. As he threw the switch that started the first generators of Tenessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Douglas Dam, a vital war power-production unit, Patrick P. Marshall, steam-fitter, said: "I realized that any day I was absent was a day given to the enemy." Marshall had been on the job for 374 consecutive workdays. He was chosen among eighteen workers, all of whom never missed a day of work on Douglas, to speak for the employees. He is shown here being congratulated by W.L. Batt, War Production Board (WPB) vice-chairman, on the completion of a job that is making aluminum for bombers ahead of schedule

Aircraft. Naval. The Navy's SBD light dive bomber is the counterpart of the Army's A-24 (Dauntless) with the differences that adapt it to Navy requirements. This Douglas plane is equipped with slotted wing flaps to decrease air speed and obtain greater bombing accuracy. It is more maneuverable than the German Stuka and is capable of carrying heavier bomb loads

Aircraft. Naval. The Navy's SBD light dive bomber is the counterpart of the Army's A-24 (Dauntless) with the differences that adapt it to Navy requirements. This Douglas plane is equipped with slotted wing flaps to decrease air speed and obtain greater bombing accuracy. It is more maneuverable than the German Stuka and is capable of carrying heavier bomb loads

Douglas military aircraft Army. The Douglas A-20 (Havoc) light bomber, called the Boston by the British, is used by both the American Air Force and the Royal Air Force. It was designed as an attack bomber for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations. Because of the speed and performance abilities of this plane, the British have converted a number for use as night fighters. Some have also been used for reconnissance work. Armament details vary according to use, light and heavy guns being mounted in varying combinations

Douglas military aircraft Army. The Douglas A-20 (Havoc) light bomber, called the Boston by the British, is used by both the American Air Force and the Royal Air Force. It was designed as an attack bomber for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations. Because of the speed and performance abilities of this plane, the British have converted a number for use as night fighters. Some have also been used for reconnissance work. Armament details vary according to use, light and heavy guns being mounted in varying combinations