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Marine Sgt. at New Orleans, La.
Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine. The hangar of Coastal Patrol #20
Man of the Fort Story, Va. coastal defense
U.S. Marine Corps, bedding down a big barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.
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
North American B-25 bomber is prepared for painting on the outside assembly line, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.
Girl inspectors at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company make a careful check of center wings for C-47 transport planes
Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.
Parris Island, S.C., barrage balloon
Lowering an engine in place in assembling a transport plane in a Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas
A Coast Guard sentry stands watch over a new torpedo boat under construction at a southern shipyard. In addition to wooden torpedo boats, the yard also turns out many steel boats for the Navy. Higgins Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La.
Mrs. Cora Ann Bowen (left) works as a cowler at the Naval Air Base; Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis is a senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department, Corpus Christi, Texas
Marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Starting a propeller at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
Preparing for take-off at the glider pilot training program, Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Switch boxes on the firewalls of B-25 bombers are assembled by women workers at North American [Aviation, Inc.]'s Inglewood, Calif., plant
Marine lieutenants studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Sheet metal parts are numbered with this pneumatic numbering machine in North American's sheet metal department, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.
[Civilian pilot training school], returning from practice flight, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex.
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
A fast, hard-hitting new A-20 [i.e., B-25] attack bomber is brought for a test hop to the flight line at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company
Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
An M-3 tank in action, Ft. Knox, Ky.
Punching rivet holes in a frame member for a B-25 bomber, the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Calif.
Assembling Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas
With careful Douglas training, women do accurate electrical assembly and installation work, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.
M-3 tanks in action, Ft. Knox, Ky.
Tank commander, Ft. Knox, Ky.
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.
Av. Cadet Thanas at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, 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
Mounting motor [on a] Fairfax B-25 bomber, at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in [Inglewood], Calif.
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
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 marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Feeding an SNC advanced training plane its essential supply of gasoline is done by sailor mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Standing on the wing is Floyd Helphrey who came from Iowa to join the Navy early in the year. At right is W. Gardner of Illinois who used to be a crane operator
M-3 tanks in action, Ft. Knox, Ky.
Working inside the nose of a PBY, Elmer J. Pace is learning the construction of Navy planes, Corpus Christi, Texas. As an NYA trainee at the Naval Air Base, he gets practical experience. After about eight weeks, he will go into civil service as a sheet metal worker
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 by helping them solve housing and other personal problems. With her is Jo Ann Whittington, an NYA trainee at the plant
Instructor explaining the operation of a parachute to student pilots, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex.
Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Marine Corps Major in winter uniform, W[orld] W[ar] II
This sailor mechanic is inspecting a PBY plane at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. The ship had been reconditioned by the Civil Service employees at the Assembly and Repair Department in the base
Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., [Fort Worth, Texas]
Employees at North American Aviation, Incorporated, assembling the cowling on Allison motors for the P-51 fighter planes, Inglewood, Calif.
Color guard of Negro engineers, Ft. Belvoir(?), [Va.]
A mating operation on a transport plane just before it comes to the pre-assembly line at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas
Aviation cadet at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
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
Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine
Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.
Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, S.C.
M-4 tank line, Ft. Knox, Ky.
Feeding an SNC advanced training plane its essential supply of gasoline is done by sailor mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Feeding an SNC advanced training plane its essential supply of gasolin...

Photograph shows standing on the wing is Floyd Helphrey who came from Iowa to join the Navy early in the year. At right is W. Gardner of Illinois who used to be a crane operator.

Metal parts are placed on masonite by this woman employee before they slide under the multi-ton hydropress, North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.
Flexible performance of C-47 transport planes is due in part to their two 1,200 horsepower radial engines and to their three-blade variable-pitch propellers, Long Beach, Calif. Picture taken at the Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action
M-4 tank, Ft. Knox, Ky.
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
P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane in construction, North American Aviation, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
Marine gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Jesse Rhodes Waller, A.O.M., third class, tries out a 30-calibre machine gun he has just installed in a Navy plane, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
A sailor mechanic refueling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.
M-3 tank and crew using small arms, Ft. Knox, Ky.
Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. Power towing plane in background
An American town and its way of life, Southington, Conn. The Memorial Day parade moving down the main street. The small number of spectators is accounted for by the fact that the town's war factories did not close. The town hall is in the left foreground. May 23 to May 30
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
United Nations exhibit by OWI at Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. Close-up of photographic display and seals of the nations
Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.
Working inside fuselage of a Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas
On North American's outdoor assembly line, a painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 fighter prior to spraying the olive-drab camouflage of the U.S. Army, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.
Aviation cadet in training at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
He's like to use that gun on the Axis. After seven years in the Navy, J.D. Estes is considered an old sea salt by his mates at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Working on a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
Installing an engine at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas
United Nations exhibit put on by OWI in Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. Central motif was this frame containing copy of Atlantic charter, with amplifiers at each end broadcasting speeches by Roosevelt, Churchill and Chiang Kai-Shek every half hour, and surrounded by statues of the four freedoms
P-51 ("Mustang") fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, Calif.
A C-87 transport plane, just off the assembly line, at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation field, Fort Worth, Texas
A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background
B-25 bombers lined up at North American Aviation, Incorporated, almost ready for their first test flight, Kansas City, Kansas
Bowen and Olsen, a riveter and her supervisor, in the Assembly and Repair Dept. at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
Drilling horizontal stabilizers: operating a hand drill, this woman worker at Vultee-Nashville is shown working on the horizontal stabilizer for a Vultee "Vengeance" dive bomber, 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
Barrage balloon, Parris Island, S.C.
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. After eight weeks of training he will go into civil service. Should he be inducted or enlist in the armed service, he will be valuable to mechanized units of the Army or Navy
Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S.C.
Marines finishing training at Parris Island, S.C.

Marines finishing training at Parris Island, S.C.

Photograph shows marching line of marines.

The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine installation duties at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.
Fueling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Fueling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Photo probably shows man adding oil, rather than fuel, because of his location on the airplane. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Driver of Marine truck at New River, N.C.
Cowling and control rods are added to motors for North American B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line, North American, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.
Women at work on C-47 Douglas cargo transport, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.
Training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Tank commander, Ft. Knox, Ky.
North American's P-51 Mustang Fighter is in service with Britain's Royal Air Force, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.
J.D. Estes at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas
Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.
Marine lieutenant with the towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.
Putting the nose section of a mighty transport plane in place in the fuselage mating fixture at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas
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