Today’s picture is another 4×5 Kodachrome transparency taken by Alfred Palmer in October 1942. Workers installing fixtures and assemblies in the tail section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long […]
This worker at the Vultee-Nashville factory is shown making final adjustments in the wheel well built into the underwing of the A-31, before the installation of the landing gear and the mating of wing […]
The exacting touch of a female worker riveting the structure of a horizontal stabilizer for a “Vengeance” dive bomber at the Consolidated-Vultee plant in Nashville, Tennessee. 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office […]
Today’s picture shows the experimental staff at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California, observing wind tunnel tests on a model of the B-25 (“Billy Mitchell”) bomber. 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.
Today’s pictures shows women at work on a B 26 Invader’s radial engine at Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California approximately around October 1942. 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.
October 1942: Testing electric wiring at Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California. World War II saw a huge increase in airplane production with one Douglas factory alone producing a plane every hour. Over the course […]
May 1942, Langley Field, Virginia, YB-17 bombardment squadron. Testing of the machine guns on the YB 17 Flying Fortress at the Army’s testing facility in Langley, Virginia. Founded in 1916, Langley Field was the […]
June 1942. Engine inspector for North American Aviation at Long Beach, California. 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.