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Dawn Patrol (B-25s)

Dawn Patrol (B-25s)

Title: Dawn Patrol (B-25s)..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: September 18, 1941..Place: Lake Charles, Louisiana..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Physical Description: 1 tr... More

X-15 #2 just after launch

X-15 #2 just after launch

Description: The X-15 #2 (56-6671) launches away from the B-52 mothership with its rocket engine ignited. The white patches near the middle of the ship are frost from the liquid oxygen used in the propulsion sy... More

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

Bomb bay gasoline tanks for long flights of B-25 bombers await assembl...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Members 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

Members of the experimental staff at the North American Aviation, Inc....

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

A young woman employee of North American Aviation, Incorporated, worki...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Operating a hand drill at the North American Aviation, Inc., a woman i...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cow...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Clerk in one of the stock rooms of North American Aviation, Inc., chec...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Mounting motor on a Fairfax B-25 bomber, at North American Aviation, I...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

A wing brace assembly for a B-25 bomber is prepared for the assembly l...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 i.e. C-47 bomber ...

Photo shows a woman and man working on a Douglas Aircraft Company cockpit shell identified as a C-47 based on the window outline. Although sometimes called a 'biscuit bomber,' the plane was for transport. (Sour... More

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

Making wiring assemblies at a junction box on the fire wall for the ri...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

P-51 "Mustang" fighter in flight, Inglewood, Calif. The "Mustang", bui...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., p...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

B-25 bomber planes at the North American Aviation, Incorporated being ...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the ...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Assembling B-25 bombers at North American Aviation, Kansas City, Kansas

Assembling B-25 bombers at North American Aviation, Kansas City, Kansa...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Metal parts are placed on masonite by this woman employee before they ...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the ...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

B-25 bombers on the outdoor assembly line at North American Aviation, ...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

B-25 bombers lined up at North American Aviation, Incorporated, almost...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Punching rivet holes in a frame member for a B-25 bomber, the plant of...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Two women employees of North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembli...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

An experimental scale model of the B-25 plane is prepared for wind tun...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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 nose wheel and landing gear assembly for a B-25 bomber under constru...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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.

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 [i.e. C-47] bombe...

Photo shows a woman and man working on a Douglas Aircraft Company cockpit shell identified as a C-47 based on the window outline. Although sometimes called a 'biscuit bomber,' the plane was for transport. (Sour... More

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

A young woman employee of North American Aviation, Incorporated, worki...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Another North American B-25 bomber rolls off the final assembly line t...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Operating a hand drill at North American Aviation, Inc., a woman is wo...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

Huge drop hammers work day and night forming sheet metal parts for Uni...

12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

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

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane in construction, North American Aviatio...

Probably the plant in Inglewood, a Los Angeles suburb. Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. 12002-38. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs... More

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. Two skilled engineers discu...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

North American Aviation, Incorporated. Inglewood, California(?). A Wright whirlwind engine for a B-25 bomber receiving a final checkup before moving to the final assembly floor

North American Aviation, Incorporated. Inglewood, California(?). A Wri...

File print missing series code; added Aug. 1999. Title and other information from file print. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More infor... More

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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Kirksite is poured into a m...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

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

A woman employee on the P-51 Mustang fighter assembly line at North Am...

Title and other information from caption sheet entry. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is a... More

Inglewood, California. Two men in the model shop of North American Aviation, Inc., working on a model plane

Inglewood, California. Two men in the model shop of North American Avi...

Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

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

North American Aviation Incorporated. Inglewood, California(?). A work...

File print missing series code; added Aug. 1999. Title and other information from file print. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More infor... More

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. These containers hold nuts, bolts, rivets and parts that go into assemblies at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. Employees are urged to conserve on all items. 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. These containers hold nuts,...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Finished parts for airplane landing gear are placed in containers as they are finished in the Inglewood, California, machine shop of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Hundreds of machines and skilled machinists turn out thousands of extremely accurate parts each day. 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 parts for airplane...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. A skilled jig builder lines up a metal plate prior to cutting it to the correct contour. Employed 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. A skilled jig builder lines...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Kirksite is poured from a melting pot into a pouring ladle in the Inglewood, California, foundry of North American Aviation, Incorporated. This substance is molded into dies for 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Kirksite is poured from a m...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Kansas City, Kansas. The interior of an assembly line, showing a B-25 bomber in the foreground of the North American Aviation Inc. plant

Kansas City, Kansas. The interior of an assembly line, showing a B-25 ...

Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

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. A squeeze riveted in operat...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Stacks of vital aluminum in...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

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. Model makers prepare accura...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Bars of Kirksite metal, ready to be placed in the melting pot for use in dies, stand outside the foundry at the Inglewood, California, foundry of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Dies of this metal are used in forming sheet metal parts of 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

Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Bars of Kirksite metal, rea...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

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. A woman employee in the dis...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

A partial view of North American Aviation's powered B-25 final assembly line

A partial view of North American Aviation's powered B-25 final assembl...

Title and other information from caption sheet entry. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is a... More

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. Joe Gonzales, former profes...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Kansas City, Kansas. An interior view of a front section assembly line at North American Aviation, Inc

Kansas City, Kansas. An interior view of a front section assembly line...

Annotation on negative or original negative jacket. Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More ... More