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Aviation, two decades of progress in the host city to the National Air Races

Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

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

Loading new transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

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

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

Installing oxygen flask racks above the flight deck of a C-87 transport at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, 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

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

A lathe operator machining parts for transport planes 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

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

A hydraulic mechanic greasing the landing gear of a transport, before the plane leaves the last station on the assembly line 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

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

Consolidated transport planes being loaded, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., 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

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.

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

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

B-24 Liberator bomber and C-87 Liberator Express. The C-87 Liberator Express is equipped with twenty portable chairs that are set up when the plane is used to carry human cargo. When Army officials saw the need for transport planes early in the war, plans for the Liberator Express were drawn to utilize the B-24 Liberator bomber so that no time was lost in the production changeover

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 move along the assembly lines at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant 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. C-47 transport planes. The rugged landing gear of a C-47 transport plane must stand terrific pounding over rough ground and emergency landing fields. Picture taken on the Long Beach, California, flight ramp of 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

Production. C-47 transport planes. On the flight line of Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California, expert mechanics complete final adjustments before a C-47 transport plane makes trial flight. 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. A long line of C-47 transport planes awaits the installation of wings 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. Wing installation engine and tuneup are among the final operations in the building of C-47 transport planes in 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 flexible performance of C-47 transport plane is due to their 1200-horsepower radial engines and to three-blade variable pitch propellers. Picture taken 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. With its engines roaring a mighty crescendo of power, a C-47 transport plane, just completed at the Long Beach, California, plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company prepares to take off for its flight test, prior to delivery for military services. 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. Close spacing on the Douglas assembly lines at Long Beach, California, is the order of the day as production of C-47 transports and other warplanes hits a new high. 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 awaits the installation of wings 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. Wings for C-47 transport planes ready for the assembly line at Long Beach, California, 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. A long line of C-47 transport planes awaits the installation of wing 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. Girl inspectors at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company make a careful check of center wings for C-47 transport planes. 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. Expert mechanics complete final delivery arrangements on a group of C-47 transport planes 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. Fuel tanks for Douglas C-47 transport planes are stored prior to installation in ships 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. Why civilian tires must be conserved. Casings for the big landing wheels of C-47 transport planes in 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. This young woman has become one of the excellent airplane engine mechanics of the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Here she is learning some of the finer 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. C-47 transport planes. Noses and center wings for Douglas C-47 transport planes move toward the assembly line at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company, where they will be joined to their assigned fuselages. 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. Engines for C-47 transport planes ready for the assembly line at Long Beach, California, 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. Inner wings for C-47 transport planes are carefully inspected before being joined to fuselages 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. B-24 bombers and C-87 transports. Nell Roy Johnson at her first job. She is filing burrs from parts to be used in making consolidated transport planes at a Western plant. This transport ship is adapted from the B-24 bomber, and carries one of the greatest human or cargo loads of any plane now in mass production.

Wreckage of giant German transport planes intended for the Axis troop evacuation from Tunis

Wreckage of giant German transport planes intended for the Axis troop evacuation from Tunis

Lieutenant Richard E. Duffey, twenty-four, Walled Lake, Michigan, who accounted for five German Junker-52 transport planes over the Sicilian straits, eating on his return to 57th Fighter Group base somewhere in Tunisia