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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. Spray painting the outsides of 155mm shells in a De Vilbiss spray booth in a converted Midwest 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. Unloading completed 155mm shell bodies from an overhead drying conveyor at a converted Midwest 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. Loading 155mm shell bodies for shipment to loading plants where they will be filled with propelling and explosive charges. 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. Unloading completed 155mm shell bodies from an overhead drying conveyor at a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Removing 155mm shells from an overhead conveyor to cool after the nosing operation has been performed. From here they will be forwarded for shot blasting and finish turning. Site: a converted Midwest 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. Spray painting the outsides of 155mm shells in a De Vilbiss spray booth in a converted Midwest auto plant. 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

Here is most important tool, a machine built to turn 105 mm shells. Workmen here are checking the spindle lineup before the machine is shipped. Photo made at Frederick Colman & Sons, Inc., tool and die makers, Detroit, Michigan

One gun spits 166 of these an hour. 75 mm shells stand as semi-finished ammunition in a large eastern arsenal, which is working at top capacity

Manpower. Negro arsenal workers. Robert Scott, one of the many Negro workers in a large Eastern arsenal, is fondling a little "bundle for Berlin." These 75 mm shells are being turned out on a mass production basis in this arsenal which works around the clock. Edgewood Arsenal. Edgewood, Maryland

Mrs. Smuda's son. He used to drive a bakery wagon, but now he drives a truck for Uncle Sam. Private Edwin Smuda at camp "somewhere in the South" is one of America's many fighting men with mothers who are working just as hard for Victory as they are. Mrs. Eva Smuda, fifty-five, works eight hours a day in Frankford, Pennsylvania's arsenal where she tapers cartridge cases for 50mm shells. Another mother and son combination that means death to the Axis

Fifteen-pound shells for light artillery. Finish turning 75 mm shells which are coming out of an eastern arsenal on a steady production line

Battery of machines to arm batteries of guns. Both ends of the 75 mm shells are worked at once on these multiple spindle machines in a large eastern arsenal

Production. Pipe fittings. The V-belt drive of the world's largest machine of its kind, a nine inch upsetter. The machine is used in a Midwest plant to forge 75 mm shells for the Army. Tube Turn Incorporated

Production. Pipe fittings. The world's largest machine of its kind, a nine inch upsetter, is used in a Midwest plant to forge 75 mm shells for the Army. Tube Turn Incorporated

Production. Pipe fittings. Forging shop crew of a Midwest plant serve the world's largest machine of its kind a nine inch upsetter. This machine is used for forging 75 mm shells for the Army. Tube Turn Incorporated

Production. Pipe fittings. A giant press used in a Midwest plant now forging 75 mm shells for the Army

Conversion. Cash registers to gun magazines. A special machine drills and reams holes in relay lighting charge housings for 37mm shells. The work is done in a converted cash register factory. National Cash Register Compnay, Dayton, Ohio

Mrs. Smuda's son. He used to drive a bakery wagon, but now he drives a truck for Uncle Sam. Private Edwin Smuda at camp "somewhere in the South" is one of America's many fighting men with mothers who are working just as hard for Victory as they are. Mrs. Eva Smuda, fifty-five, works eight hours a day in Frankford, Pennsylvania's arsenal where she tapers cartridge cases for 50mm shells. Another mother and son combination that means death to the Axis

Production. Pipe fittings. A giant press used in a Midwest plant now forging 75 mm shells for the Army. Tube Turn Incorporated