Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee (LOC)

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee

1943 Feb.

1 transparency : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Airplane industry
World War, 1939-1945
United States--Tennessee--Nashville

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-41 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a35371

Call Number: LC-USW36-295

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  1. MARLOK2011 68 months ago | reply

    Love it !!!!!!!!!

  2. tarponrd2002 64 months ago | reply

    My Uncle served in the RAAF in this type aircraft. Very cool pic.

  3. ItsBastedo 63 months ago | reply

    Fantastic :)

  4. baveryhoody 58 months ago | reply

    Now this is a photograph to share with the next generations to come, a beautiful black woman a "Rosie"1 I think about how life was back then for our people, had to be strong... i know this because there are many of us here today! God bless woman, black, white, and every color under the sun!

  5. byliner-Flickr 57 months ago | reply

    A real-life Rosie the Riveter ... vivid photos!

  6. Afi Scruggs 54 months ago | reply

    @comingagain. She's black. I grew up in Nashville. I'm going share this photo with my mother, who could probably tell me the woman's name.

  7. Sorcha333 50 months ago | reply

    Wow! Fantastic shot of a real "Rosie the Riveter" in action. Just reminds us how important the female workforce outside the home became in the 40s, and how women helped to win the war!

  8. Monado 47 months ago | reply

    Very nice--but it's not a hand drill, it's an electric drill.

  9. eosDave 44 months ago | reply

    Perhaps a hand held rivet gun and not an electric drill. Holes in skin panels like the one in the photo were drilled or punched by large machine tools, not with hand held tools.

  10. wellapptdesk 41 months ago | reply

    The original Rosie the Riveter!

  11. cstrasbaugh 35 months ago | reply

    Great photo. Time to look up the "Vengeance".

  12. KaufmanTrailers [deleted] 33 months ago | reply

    The guns.

  13. ADMurr 21 months ago | reply

    Fabulous profile.

  14. The Hair Man 20 months ago | reply

    Its not a hand drill, neither is it and electric drill, or even an electric riveter....... It is without any doubt whatsoever an air powered pneumatic riveter she is using!

  15. zouhaircraft200 3 days ago | reply

    hi tat 7ma9i a5ti

  16. tubs99! 13 hours ago | reply

    hai capito anche tu che è il caso di fare una plastica

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