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

A section for the wing of a P-51 fighter is assembled by these two women employees at North American Aviation

Women aircraft workers. The epitone of determination and industry is personified in these two women employees of a large West Coast airplane factory. Down underneath a giant bomber, a woman electrician and her helper are making electical installations in the bomb bay. Vega

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Large plane parts are formed on a special hydraulic press in the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. Two women employees keep it in constant operation during their shift. 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

These two women employees in North American's wood shop run a planer

Production. A-31 ("Vengeance") dive bombers. Installation of exhaust-collector ring. Two women employees at the Nashville Division of Vultee Aircraft Inc. are shown installing the exhaust-collector ring on a motor which will go into a Vultee "Vengeance" dive bomber. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the RAF (Royal Air Force) and still later by the U.S. Army Air Forces. It is a single-engine, low-wing plane, carrying a crew of two men and having six machine guns of varying calibers