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Carefully trained women inspectors check and inspect cargo transport innerwings before they are assembled on the fuselage, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

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

F3d skyknight twin engined jagdflugzeug us navy.

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Dora Miles and Dorothy Johnson are employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Miss Amanda Smith is employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

National Air Races, from 1928 through 1939

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Kathryn Polinaire and Vivian King are employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Luedell Mitchell and Lavada Cherry are shown in the El Segundo Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Carol Angel is shown in the El Segundo plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Samuel Wattree works in the El Segundo plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. R. B. Santona and L. C. Ross work together in the El Segundo plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Richard Springfield and William Ung are employed in the El Segundo plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Dolores Aldrich is employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Lucille Little works in the El Segundo Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Curtis Edwards works in the El Segundo plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Ruth Miller works in the El Segundo Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Graham Fain works in the El Segundo plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company

[Maintenance of Douglas DC-2, American Airlines]

Woman at work on motor, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Woman machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, 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

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, 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

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

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

Riveter at work at the Douglas Aircraft Corporation plant in Long Beach, Calif.

Women at work on C-47 Douglas cargo transport, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Lieutenant "Mike" Hunter, Army pilot assigned to Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Flexible performance of C-47 transport planes is due in part to their two 1,200 horsepower radial engines and to their three-blade variable-pitch propellers, Long Beach, Calif. Picture taken at the Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

F.W. Hunter, Army test pilot, Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, Calif.

Working with the electric wiring at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Women are trained to do precise and vital engine installation detail in Douglas Aircraft Company plants, Long Beach, Calif.

The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine installation duties at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, 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

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

Annette del Sur public[iz]ing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Girl inspectors at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company make a careful check of center wings for C-47 transport planes

Annette del Sur public[iz]ing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker 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

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.

Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Girl inspector confers with a worker as she makes a a careful check of center wings for C-47 transport planes, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

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

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

With careful Douglas training, women do accurate electrical assembly and installation work, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

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

Boeing Flying Fortresses. Latest Boeing Flying Fortresses. This, the newest and most formidable in the Boeing Flying Fortress series, is [described by] the War Department as "bigger and more deadly" than any of its predecessors. This new airplane, a key weapon in America's war program, is now in mass production at the Boeing Aircraft Company. Under a special tri-company production pool arrangement, it is also being built in quantity by the Douglas Aircraft Company and by the Vega Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation

Boeing Flying Fortresses. Latest Boeing Flying Fortresses.This, the newest and most formidable in the Boeing Flying Fortress series, is the B-17E described by the War Department as "bigger and more deadly" than any of its predecessors. This new airplane, key weapon in America's war program, is now in mass production at the Boeing Aircraft Company. Under a special tri-company production pool arrangement, it is also being built in quantity by the Douglas Aircraft Company and by the Vega Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

ANA DC-3 "Kurana" VH-UZK over Melbourne, c. 1940s, by unknown photographer

Regular meeting of the Employee-Management Production Drive Committee at the Santa Monica, California plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. Looking over the shoulder of factory manager, Henry Guerin, left center, is Victor Ferris, youthful worker in the final assembly department. In this aircraft plant, one of the world's largest, there is a fine spirit of cooperation between labor and management

[DC-3 Aircraft at Houston Municipal Airport, Eastern Airlines]

NACA Ames 7x10 Wind Tunnel

Production. C-47 transport planes. These women mechanics at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company are learning some of the fine points of the mighty engines that power the C-47 transport plane. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. A-20 attack bombers. Mechanics fuel a new A-20 attack bomber for its trial flight from the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. A-20 attack bombers. Mechanics on the flight ramp on the Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California, check final adjustments on an A-20 attack bomber just before delivery to the Army. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. A-20 attack bombers. Mechanics work in a "goldfish bowl", or bombardiers's compartment, of an A-20 attack bomber on the flight ramp of the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns

Production. C-47 transport plane. Sections of C-47 transport planes move down the assembly lines of the Long Beach, California plant of Douglas Aircraft Company toward the final assembly line, where all parts are put together. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tow gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action (Douglas Aircraft Company)

Production. B-17F heavy bombers. A line of fuselage nose sections for B-17F heavy bombers moving in an overhead conveyor trolley toward the final assembly line at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model 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

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. Women become skilled shop technicians after careful instruction in the school at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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. Why our warplanes hold together through the years of steady use, rough landings and anti-aircraft fire. These rivets cover but a small part of the surface of a mighty bomber produced at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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. B-17F heavy bombers. Two soldiers of the production lines at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The woman in the foreground works inside of a B-17F heavy bomber nacelle; the woman in the background moves spot-welded wing sheets. 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 nice men and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. Many sizes and types of rivets are necessary in the assembling of a modern warplane. There are all the various kinds in this lot of "pied" rivets which the salvage department of Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California, will reclaim for use. 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. Two assembly line worker at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, enjoy a well-earned lunch period. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background. Most important are 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. B-17F heavy bombers. A woman worker at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, spot welds wing skin sheets for a B-17F heavy bomber. The welding machine is suspended over sheets which move on a platform below her. 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

Production. B-17F heavy bombers. A girl worker at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, puts final touches on a nacelle of a B-17F heavy bomber before it is installed on a wing. 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

Production. B-17F heavy bombers. The careful, skilled fingers of women workers at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, prepare a wing rib for a mighty bomber. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of 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

Production. B-17F heavy bombers. Women riveters in the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing planes for their men at the front. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at the 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. American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing planes for their men at the front. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at the 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. C-47 transport planes. A new C-47 transport plane gets a final checkup on the flight ramp of Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California. If it passes the trials successfully it will be delivered to the Army. The versatile C-47 performs many important military tasks. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. C-47 transport planes. Teams of men and women work efficiently to prepare a C-47 transport plane for riveting operations at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. C-47 transport planes. A long line of C-47 transport planes move toward completion at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. C-47 transport planes. The nose of a C-47 transport plane takes shape under the expert hands of men and women workers at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. C-47 transport planes. Tons of vital war materials will pass through this cargo door of a C-47 transport plane under construction at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. C-47 transport planes. The making of a big C-47 transport calls for the hands and skills of many men and women on the assembly lines of the Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army, It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. C-47 transport planes. Great numbers of C-47 transport planes are coming off the assembly lines of Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. Even scraps of rope are reclaimed for remaking into sturdy new lines at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Most important of the many types of aircrafts 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. B-17F heavy bombers. Overall view of a conveyor assembly line at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, showing B-17F fuselages going through and, at right, sectional fuselage jigs in which fuselage halves are assembled from prefabricated parts. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model 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

Production. B-17F heavy bombers. The brute force of a mighty plane engine, over a thousand horsepower, will strain at the bolt holes drilled by this girl worker in an engine bulkhead for a wing spar of a B-17F heavy bomber. She works in the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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

Production. B-17F heavy bombers. A women worker, over 60 years old, does an expert riveting job on a B-17F bomber in the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. Stockrooms are as busy as the assembly lines at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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. B-17F heavy bombers. Busy workers at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, groom a new B-17F heavy bomber 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

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. This alert plant protection officer at the Long Beach, California, Douglas Aircraft Company is a valued soldier of production. 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. B-17F heavy bombers. A riveting crew at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, assembles the frame of a nacelle for a B-17F heavy bomber. 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

Production. B-17F heavy bombers. A tidy final assembly line at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, sends B-17F heavy bombers to the flight lines at a rapid rate. 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

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. Scrap lengths of aluminum tubing at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company are returned to the smelters for reclamation and reforming into useful shapes. 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. The symbol of democracy, newly painted on a heavy bomber at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, brings hope to enslaved people in Axis-dominated lands. Most important are 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. Women are successfully taking over many responsible production and inspection jobs at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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 noontime rest for a full- fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background. Most important are 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. B-17F heavy bombers. Men and women from all walks of life, like the members of this riveting team, contribute their skills to the production of B-17F heavy bombers at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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

Production. B-17F heavy bombers. Two girl workers in the Long Beach, California, plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company, put finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F heavy bomber. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model 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 with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. 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. B-17F heavy bombers. Two girl workers in the Long Beach, California, plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company, put finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F heavy bomber. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model 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 with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. Sandbags protect vital plant areas of the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, against air raids. Most important are 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