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 (

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

 

 

  • serendipity.rachael 7y

    these woman are awesome! They were fighting the war too...
  • Travis Warren 7y

    incredible exposure. looks like a painting. amazing!
  • Jennifer Whitehead 7y

    It really does look like a painting - some Dutch master but instead of working in a market she's building an aeroplane.
  • Paul 7y

    I just love this picture and the description was as good. Really enjoyed seeing this. Thanks!
  • RIPizzo 7y

    Wonderful.
  • pacoloio 7y

    Is this the freedom of modern woman in USA? Is this the american way of life? good ... very good ...
  • Marcel van Hilten 3y

    ...great
  • Michael Nieuwlicht 3y

    fabulous
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