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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

Transport plane takes off on test flight, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Installing one of the 4 motors on the transport plane at Willow Run

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

A C-87 transport plane, just off the assembly line, at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation field, Fort Worth, Texas

Installing structural parts of a C-87 transport plane in the tunnel of a tail fuselage section at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Putting the nose section of a mighty transport plane in place in the fuselage mating fixture at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Drilling a wing bulkhead for a transport plane at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Drilling a wing bulkhead for a transport plane at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Fitting the tail of a transport plane to the wing center section in the fuselage mating fixture at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

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

Lowering an engine in place in assembling a C-87 transport plane at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Getting a nose door ready to put on a C-87 transport plane at the end of the assembly line at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Lowering an engine in place in assembling a transport plane in a Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Drilling a wing bulkhead for a transport plane at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Putting the nose section of a mighty transport plane in place in the fuselage mating fixture at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Drilling a wing bulkhead for a transport plane at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

A mating operation on a transport plane just before it comes to the pre-assembly line at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

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

Troops of the U.S. Airbourne Infantry loading a field piece o a transport plane preparatory to taking off in maneuvers in the southwestern United States

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Lowering one of the four engines of a mighty consolidated transport plane at a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24, which is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Structural parts of a consolidated transport plane are installed in the "tunnel" of a tail fuselage section in a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Geneva Grishan installs a part on an ammunition box for a new consolidated transport plane. Before she went into war work at a western war plant she attended radio school. The plane she helps to make will carry one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It has the greatest speed of any American bomber except its consolidated B-24 counterpart

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. An assembled wing center section for a consolidated transport plane is lifted from the wing bucks by a monorail crane at a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Installing the nose door of a consolidated transport plane, one of the last assembly line operations at a Western aircraft plant. Here womanpower and manpower work together or various sections of the plane. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Final additions are made to the shell of a consolidated transport plane in preparation for its trip down the final assembly line of a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

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-24 bombers and C-87 transports. A mating operation on a consolidated transport plane just before it comes to the pre-assembly line. This transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human and cargo load than any other plane now in mass production

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. 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. 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. Men and women join in producing vital military aircraft in the big Douglas plant at Long Beach, California. 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. 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

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Removing a jeep from a transport plane in a military demonstration

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Airborne infantry landing from a transport plane in a military demonstration

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Airborne motorcyclists leaving a transport plane in a military demonstration

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Mated sections of a consolidated transport plane are lifted by a monorail crane from a fuselage mating fixture of a Western aircraft plant. It will next be deposited in a carriage which will carry it along the assembly line. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. The empennage section of a new consolidated transport plane is lowered for installation in the assembly line of a big Western aircraft plant, at which B-24 bombers are also made. This new transport carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. The nose section of a mighty consolidated transport plane, goes into place in the fuselage mating fixture of a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Tracing a template outline on a sheet of duralumin for the making of a part for a consolidated transport plane. This ship is adapted from the B-24 bomber. It carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

An American flying squadron in India. In their "open-air shop," American ground crew field mechanics, Sergeant Lapainski (left), Private Colden (center) and Private Groncy, weld a section of a plane girder. In background can be seen transport plane in "dispersal area"

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Airborne motorcyclists leaving a transport plane in a military demonstration

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. The tail of a consolidated transport plane is fitted to the wing center section in the fuselage mating fixture at a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. A girl mechanic in a large Western aircraft plant rivets the belly of a new consolidated transport plane. The Cleco fasteners which protrude from the surface hold the sections of metal in place while the riveting job is being done. This new transport, adapted from the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Final additions are made to the shell of a consolidated transport plane in preparation for its trip down the final assembly line of a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Women airport workers. Acutely aware of our country's need for more womanpower in airplane plants and airports, Mrs. Majorie Landa has enlisted as a member of the repair crew of the Washington National Airport. Daughter of the late Congressman Frank Mandell of Wyoming, Mrs. Landa is shown making repairs on the engine nacelle of a Pennsylvania Central Airlines DC-3 transport plane. Following her second year at Sweetbriar College, she spent two months at a vocational training school in preparation for her present work

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Another mighty warship of the air will soon be ready for "launching." A nose door is being readied for assembly on a new consolidated transport plane at the end of the assembly line of a western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87 and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best air conditioning

Production. C-47 transport plane. Enough power to drive a fast ocean liner is represented by this line of engines ready for installation in C-47 transport planes at the Long Beach, California, plant 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. 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. Airplane maufacture, general. New styles in feminine fashion are provided by ornaments made of lathe turnings from the metal salvage pile 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. An "almost human" machine detects flaws, checks the performance ability of an airplane's electrical system 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. Cuttings from the blanking dies at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, are carefully saved and sent to the smelter for reclamation. 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. Sheet metal scrap is carefully held and segregated for maximun salvage value 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. At the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, scrap metal is carefully segregated in separate boxes for the maximum salvage at the smelter. 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. Airplane maufacture, general. A woman airplane engine mechanic at the Long Beach, California, Douglas Aircraft Company. She was carefully trained by experts in the company school. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are 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. Prefabricated plane parts await installation on 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

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Unloading a jeep from a transport plane in a military demonstration

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Airborne infantry landing from a transport plane in a military demonstration

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Lowering one of the four engines of a mighty consolidated transport plane at a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24, which is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Juanita Reviers, expert aircraft mechanic, uses a portable electric drill on the belly covering of a consolidated transport plane converted from a B-24 bomber. These new transports, now going down the production lines of a big Western plant, carry one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production.

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Drilling a wing bulkhead for a consolidated transport plane, that will carry American soldiers and equipment to our far-flung battle lines. One of these girls was a worker in a potato products factory, one was a laundering demonstrator and one is holding her first job. The plane they are helping to make will carry one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production.

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. A two-girl riveting crew putting the skin on a nose extension of a big consolidated transport plane in a Western plant. The riveter working from the outside was a home girl before she took up war work. The helper, bucking the rivets from the inside of the nose, kept house for two brothers who have since entered service. The plane they are helping to make will carry one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production.

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Structural parts of a consolidated transport plane are installed in the "tunnel" of a tail fuselage section in a Western plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Mated fuselage, nose and wing center sections of a consolidated transport plane are lowered as a unit into the carriage on which the shell will travel along the final assembly line. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Sorting rivets may seem a lowly task in the making of war planes. But it plays an essential part in the mass production of aircraft and in the conservation of vital materials. These workers at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company help to keep many others working. 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. Experienced men help women trainees to learn the intricacies of modern airplane construction 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. This line of warplane engines at the Long Beach, California, Douglas Aircraft Company, represents enough horsepower to drive an ocean liner. 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. Airplane maufacture, general. Women assembly workers rivet a gusset to a plane wing rib 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. Scrap metal from the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, are sent to the smelter for reclamation into shining new raw stock. 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 seasoned mechanic at the Long Beach, California, Douglas Aircraft Company, makes final adjustments on an engine for a new airplane. 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. Ready for another whack at the Axis. Assembly line workers enter 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-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Installing one of the four engines of a mighty consolidated transport plane at a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24, which is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Structural parts of a consolidated transport plane are installed in the "tunnel" of a tail fuselage section in a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. The cargo door of a consolidated transport plane is fitted into a tail fuselage opening at a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as C-87, and carries one of of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Lowering one of the four engines of a mighty consolidated transport plane at a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24, which is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Installing fittings and operating equipment in the body of a consolidated transport plane under construction in a Western plant. View is looking forward from the tail fuselage. Note how the wing center section (top center) passes through the plane body. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the country

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Unloading a 37mm gun from a transport plane in a military demonstration

Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Unloading a 37mm gun from a transport plane in a military demonstration

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Mighty warship of the air that will soon be ready for "launching." New consolidated transport plane get a fueling and final checkup before leaving the assembly line of a Western aircraft plant. This new transport, an adaptation of the B-24 bomber, is known as the C-87 and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production. It is built in a plant equipped with one of the best and most modern air conditioning and fluorescent lighting systems in the county

Production. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. The assembly line, in which consolidated transport ships are made in a Western aircraft plant, moves to another station. This new transport plane, adapted from the famous B-24 bomber, is known as C-87, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production

Production. Airplane maufacture, general. Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's Long Beach, California, plant. Sand bags for protection against air raids 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. Airplane maufacture, general. At the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, scrap metal is carefully segregated in separate boxes for the maximum salvage at the smelter. 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. Airplane maufacture, general. Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's Long Beach, California, plant. Sand bags for protection against air raids 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. Airplane maufacture, general. Clerical jobs along the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's Long Beach, California, plant are as necessary as the mechanical jobs in producing finished warplanes. 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. New styles in feminine fashion are provided by ornaments made of lathe turnings from the metal salvage pile 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. 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. Airplane maufacture, general. Conservation of civilian tires makes possible this airplane tire ready to leave 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