Production. B-17F heavy bombers. A women worker, over 60 years old, does an expert riveting job on a B-17F bomber in the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude, heavy bomber with a crew of seven to nine men and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions
Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches).
Caption card lists some of the printing history of image.
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Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
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Film copy on SIS roll 32, frame 433.