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Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Calif.

Dawn Patrol (B-25s)

X-15 #2 just after launch

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif.

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

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

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

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 employees of North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling a section of a wing for a P-51 fighter plane

Operating a hand drill at North American Aviation, Inc., [a] woman is working in the control surface department assembling a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabilizer of a plane, Inglewood, Calif.

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of the North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif.

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 young woman employee of North American Aviation, Incorporated, working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane, Inglewood, Calif. The mechanism resembles a small cannon

Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cowling on Allison motors for the P-51 fighter planes, Inglewood, Calif.

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

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

Operating a hand drill at the North American Aviation, Inc., [a] woman is in the control surface department assembling a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabilizer of a plane

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

P-51 "Mustang" fighter in flight, Inglewood, Calif. The "Mustang", built by North American Aviation, Incorporated, is the only American-built fighter used by the Royal Air Force of Great Britain

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.

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

Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled in the engine department of North American [Aviation, Inc.]'s Inglewood, Calif., plant

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane in construction, North American Aviation, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.

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

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.

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

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

A young woman employee of North American Aviation, Incorporated, working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane, Inglewood, Calif. The mechanism resembles a small cannon

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

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

Metal parts are placed on masonite by this woman employee before they slide under the multi-ton hydropress, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

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

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

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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Two woman worker at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated, prepare a B-25 nacelle for riveting. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Partial view of North American Aviation's B-25 final assembly floor at Inglewood, California. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Instrument panels--the "brains" of a modern combat ship--are mounted ready to install in the airplane by this woman employee at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Scrap aluminum at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. The metal is segregated, placed in trucks and hauled to North America's salvage department for reclamation. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Member of the experimental staff at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated, observe wind tunnel tests on an accurate scale model of the B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber. 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

Production. B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. Under the close supervision of a foreman a new engine assembly is installed in a B-25 bombers at North American Aviation's Inglewood, California, plant. 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

Inglewood, California. Employees of North American Aviation, Inc., listening to an outdoor program while eating their lunch

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Preparing an experimental scale model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel tests in the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. The model maker is adjusting the empennage to its correct position. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. All scrap in the machine shop at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated, is placed in containers for reclamation at the salvage yard. Tons of material are reclaimed here daily. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. A woman employee operates a turret lathe under close supervision of a skilled machinist in a modern machine shop at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. This plant produces the battle-tested ("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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. The sculptor's art plays an important part in making dies for the production of modern airplanes. An old master at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated works with plaster mixed to the proper consistency by a young woman assistant. From his plaster models will be made the metal dies with which plane parts are formed in hydraulic presses. 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

A mill operator in North American Aviation's huge machine shop turns out another of the thousands of parts for modern combat planes. All scrap metal is sent to salvage plant

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Forming lucite (a shatter-proof plastic "glass") for war plane enclosures requires extreme care. Here an employee at North American Aviation's Inglewood, California plant cleans a mold with compressed air before forming the part. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. An employee with years of experience at Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated, explains the assembly of a horizontal stabilizer to a new woman employee. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. A woman employee in the dispatching department at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated, hauls another load of vital materials to the proper department. This plant produces the battle-tested ("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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Model makers prepare accurately sealed minatures of planes built at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Here an experimental model of the P-51 ("Mustang") is being finished for wind tunnel and other tests. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. The sculptor's art plays an important part in making dies for the production of modern airplanes. An old master at the Inglewood, California plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated works with plaster mixed to the proper consistency by a young woman assistant. From his plaster models will be made the metal dies with which plane parts are formed in hydraulic presses. 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

Production. B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. A woman employee in the enclosures department at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation assembled the windshield on a B-25 bomber. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Women handle all stockroom work at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Here, a girl checks a jig out to an employee in the tool departmart. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. A production control clerk at North American Aviation's Inglewood, California, plant carries rush parts to various departments with a special luggage-carrying tricycle. 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

Inglewood, California. Employees enjoying a company program during their lunch hour at North American Aviation, Inc.

Inglewood, California. Employees enjoying an outdoor program during their lunch period at North American Aviation, Inc.

A scale wind tunnel model of North American Aviation's P-51 fighter is prepared by two model shop employees before another test is made to determine its flight characteristics. All measurements on these models are within two thousandths of an inch

Production. Airplane manufacturers, general. Overlooking the Inglewood, California airport of North American Aviation, Incorporated, the secretary in the contract test flight office records the takeoff and landing times of all the planes put through routine flight tests by company pilots. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bomber used in General Dolittle's raid on Tokyo and the F-51 "Mustang" fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Men and women work together in every department at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. In the engineering department, two employees discuss a drawing of a new plane part. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Finished plane parts from the drop hammer department of North American Aviation, Incorporated at Inglewood, California, are placed on trucks and delivered to the sheet metal and sub-assembly department. 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

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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Kirksite is poured into a mold at the Inglewood, California, foundry of North American Aviation, Incorporated. The die that will be cast in this mold will be used in the forming of sheet metal parts for United Nations war planes. 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

Partial view of North American Aviation's B-25 bomber final assembly line

Production. B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. Partial view of one of North American Aviation's B-25 bomber assembly lines at Inglewood, California. When the planes move out the door, they are ready for painting and flight tests. 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

B-25 bombers roll off the line at North American Aviation's Inglewood plant

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. This woman employee of North American Aviation's Inglewood, California, plant, assembles the wing flap mechanism for a B-25 bomber. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Two skilled engineers discuss a drawing of a plane part with a woman employee in the drafting department of the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Joe Cobb, former "Fat Boy" in the original "Our Gang" comedies, now helps build B-25 bombers at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. In the Inglewood, California, receiving department of North American Aviation, Incorporated, Flexible tubing is unpacked and delivered to the proper department. This tubing will be used as conduits for electrical control cables. 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

A woman employee on the P-51 Mustang fighter assembly line at North American Aviation adjusts the engine controls before the plane moves down the assembly floor

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Wooden wheels are attached to a P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane so it may be moved around the ramp at the Inglewood, California plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. When it is ready for flight tests, regular landing wheels with rubber tires will be substituted. 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

North American Aviation Incorporated. Inglewood, California(?). A worker with a rivet gun is shown admiring a North American B-25 medium bomber

A young woman employee in North American Aviation's plaster forms department mixes plaster of paris for master plaster formers from which metal (kirksite) dies are formed

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. The fabric department at Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation is the only department that had women employees before the war. Here, women sew the covering and control surface parts for bomber and fighter planes. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Model makers prepare accurately sealed minatures of planes built at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Here an experimental model of the P-51 ("Mustang") is being finished for wind tunnel and other tests. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Lunch period programs of music and news are presented daily at the Inglewood, California plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Speakers are located in each department. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. A squeeze riveted in operation at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. The operator works the machine as he assembles parts for the horizontal and vertical stabilizers for the control surfaces of bomber and fighter planes. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. This woman employee operates a turret lathe in the machine shop at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. She handles the machine as skillfully as a man. This plant produces the battle-tested ("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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Older men are playing a more and more important part in war production. An elderly employee of North American Aviation, Incorporated, turns out a heavy quota of sheet metal parts for war planes on a hand press at the Inglewood, California plant. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Model makers prepare accurately sealed minatures of planes built at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Here an experimental model of the P-51 ("Mustang") is being finished for wind tunnel and other tests. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. This huge brake in the Inglewood, California, sheet metal department of North American Aviation, Incorporated, forms hundreds of metal parts daily for bombers and fighters. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. A woman employee operated a pneumatic numbering machine in the sheet metal department of North American Aviation, Incorporated at Inglewood, California. All items are given index numbers. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Sheet metal plane parts, previously cut on a router are pressed to all the required shapes on Masonite dies in a 3,000 ton hydraulic press in the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Four crews of girls, one at each side, feed and operate the press. The actual forming operation takes only about ten seconds. 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

Production. B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. On the flight ramp at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, a B-25 bomber is "warmed up" before its inital flight test. 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

Captain C.R. Douglass, Assistant Army Air Forces Representative at North American Aviation, looks aloft before taking another P-51 fighter into the air for a routine test flight

Health and welfare activities. North American Aviation. Expert medical attention is given all workers at North American Aviation in Inglewood, California. Whether the injury is incidental or major, all accidents are given immediate examination in NAA's hospital. Here, a young office worker gets a whirlfoam bath treatment in one of the company's hospital rooms

North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, California. Hands of a skilled machinist working on a part for a B-25 bomber or P-51 fighter

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Hundreds of Kirksite and lead dies are stocked in this huge storage area at the Inglewood, California, foundry of North American Aviation, Incorporated. They move from this yard into the adjoining drip hammer department where they are used in forming sheet metal parts for United Nations war planes. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Assembling controls for the United Nations war planes at the Inglewood, California plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. 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

Production. B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers. The rear fuselage section of a B-25 bomber is attached to the center section before it moves to the final assembly conveyor line at the Inglewood, California plant of North American Aviation. 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

Inglewood, California. Interior view of the engine assembly department of North American Aviation, Inc., show long lines of mounted Allison motors for the B-51 fighter planes and Wright motors for the B-25 bomber planes (distant)

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Two Negro women employees in North American Aviation's wing sub-assembly department at Inglewood, California, drill and rivet wing sections for fighter and bomber planes. 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

Kansas City, Kansas. Hauling a B-25 bomber with a tractor at North American Aviation, Inc.

North American Aviation's new P-51 Mustang fighter for the United States Army Air Forces receives its final assemblies before moving out the door to the flight ramp

Kansas City, Kansas. A young woman and two men, employees of North American Aviation, Inc., riveting the skin assembly of a plane

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bombers on the flight ramp ready for a test flight at the North American Aviation, Inc.

Kansas City, Kansas. Employees working on a motor assembly of a B-25 bomber at North American Aviation, Inc.

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Joe Gonzales, former professional baseball player, handles the organization of sports in the recreation department of North American Aviation at Inglewood, California. 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Stacks of vital aluminum in the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. From the receiving department they will be delivered to the proper departments for fabrication into war planes for the United Nations. 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