Construction of a “Vengeance” Dive Bomber

A woman working on the horizontal stabilizer of a The Vultee A-31 Vengeance.
A woman working on the horizontal stabilizer of a The Vultee A-31 Vengeance.
A woman working on the horizontal stabilizer of a The Vultee A-31 Vengeance.

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 of War Information.

 

Below is a very interesting book about the A -31 Vengeance dive bomber, detailing its development, production and unsung but critical role in the Pacific Theatre during WWII.

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