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 (

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    Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

    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

    1942 Oct.

    1 transparency : color.

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

    Subjects:
    Douglas Aircraft Company
    Airplane industry
    Women--Employment
    World War, 1939-1945
    Assembly-line methods
    United States--California--Long Beach

    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 12002-39 (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.1a35339

    Call Number: LC-USW36-106

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    1. serendipity.rachael [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      these woman are awesome! They were fighting the war too...

    2. travis_warren123 76 months ago | reply

      incredible exposure. looks like a painting. amazing!

    3. Jennifer Whitehead 76 months ago | reply

      It really does look like a painting - some Dutch master but instead of working in a market she's building an aeroplane.

    4. hondadudecanada 75 months ago | reply

      I just love this picture and the description was as good. Really enjoyed seeing this. Thanks!

    5. RIPizzo 75 months ago | reply

      Wonderful.

    6. pacoloio 74 months ago | reply

      Is this the freedom of modern woman in USA? Is this the american way of life? good ... very good ...

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