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Carefully trained women inspectors check and inspect cargo transport innerwings before they are assembled on the fuselage, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

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

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

Marine Sgt. at New Orleans, La.

School children, half of Polish and half of Italian descent, at a festival in May 1942, Southington, Conn.

The crew of an M-3 tank learn all the ways of causing trouble for the Axis with a 75-mm. gun, a 37-mm. gun and four machine guns, Fort Knox, Ky. The Fort Knox School for tank crews has graduated many men who are now ready to meet the enemy on our far flung battle lines -- and on more than equal terms. [Tank] commander

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine

Tank crew standing in front of M-4 tank, Ft. Knox, Ky.

A young soldier of the armored forces holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism. Infantryman with halftrack

Here's our mission. A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at the field, Langley Field, Va.

Light tanks, Fort Knox, Ky.

Marine lieutenants studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Tank commander, Ft. Knox, Ky.

M-4 tank line, Ft. Knox, Ky.

At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists of half Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent, Southington, Conn. The Queen of the May was Emily Schwak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian

Marine power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. Power towing plane in background

Tank driver, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Children stage a patriotic demonstration, Southington, Conn.

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine. Ground crew making a routine overhaul of a patrol plane at base headquarters of Coastal Patrol #20

Drilling on a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., [Fort Worth, Texas]

Instructor explaining the operation of a parachute to student pilots, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex.

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

Instructor explaining the operation of a parachute to student pilots, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex.

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

Installing an engine at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas

Instructor explaining the operation of a parachute to student pilots, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex.

M-3 tanks in action, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Two women workers are shown capping and inspecting tubing which goes into the manufacture of the "Vengeance" (A-31) dive bomber made at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee. The "Vengeance" (A-31) was originally designed for the French. It was later adopted by the R.A.F. 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

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

Woman at work on motor, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, 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

Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

M-4 tank crews of the United States, Ft. Knox, Ky.

CAPTAIN BARTLETT'S PRE-WAR FILM OF THE ORIENT

Marine Corps Major in dress white uniform, W[orld] W[ar] II

U.S. Marine Corps, bedding down a big barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

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

A rivet is her fighting weapon. Oyida Peaks, daughter of a Navy lieutenant, one of many women taking NYA training to become mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. After eight weeks apprenticeship she will be qualified as a civil service worker in the Assembly and Repair Department

Formerly a sociology major at the University of Southern California, Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis (right) now "keeps 'em flyin'" at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a supervisor under civil service in the Assembly and Repair Department. It is her job to maintain morale among the women to help them solve housing and other personal problems. With her is Jo Ann Whittington, an NYA trainee at the plant

Answering the nation's need for womanpower, Mrs. Virginia Davis made arrangement for the care of her two children during the day and joined her husband at work in the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Both are employed under Civil Service in the Assembly and repair department. Mrs. Davis' training will enable her to take the place of her husband should he be called by the armed service

Mrs. Virginia Davis, a riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval Air Base, supervises Chas. Potter, a NYA trainee from Michigan; Corpus Christi, Texas

Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis has been appointed by civil service to be senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She buoys up feminine morale in her department by arranging suitable living conditions for out-of-state employees and by helping them with their personal problems

At the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Navy N2S primary land planes at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas

Aviation cadet in training at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Women from all fields have joined the production army, Corpus Christi, Texas. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base, and a school teacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings

Oyida Peaks riveting as part of her NYA training to become a mechanic in the Assembly and Repair Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

A sailor mechanic refueling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Bowen and Olsen, a riveter and her supervisor, in the Assembly and Repair Dept. at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

NYA employees receiving training in the Assembly and Repair Dept., U.S. Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Bowen, a riveter, and Olsen, her supervisor, in the Assembly and Repair Dept. at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

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

Woman machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

An employee in the drill-press section of North American's huge machine shop runs mounting holes in a large dural casting, 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

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.

Assembling Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

United Nations exhibit by OWI in Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. View of entrance from 5th Avenue

Color guard of Negro engineers, Ft. Belvoir(?), [Va.]

Colored mechanic, motor maintenance section, Ft. Knox, Ky.

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

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

Marine Sgt. at New Orleans, La.

M-4 tank, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

An M-3 tank in action, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Parris Island, S.C., barrage balloon

Halftrack infantryman with Garand rifle, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.

Man of the Fort Story, Va. coastal defense

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine

M-3 tank, Ft. Knox, Ky.

Marines finishing training at Parris Island, S.C.

A young soldier of the armored forces holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism. Infantryman with halftrack

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

One of America's new warships of the air, a mighty YB-17 bomber, is pulled up at a bombardment squadron hangar, Langley Field, Va. It is all set to taxi out to a runway and take off

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine

Marine with the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Man of the Fort Story, Va. coastal defense

A giant of the skyways poises for flight, Langley Field, Va. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before a takeoff

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine

Infantryman with halftrack, a young soldier of the armed forces, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism.

Instructor explaining the operation of a parachute to student pilots, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex.