• This is a safety feature so her hair will not get tangled. - hmschott
  • Nail polish & wedding ring - hmschott
  • Small injury - hmschott
  • Temporary worker tag! - jeter7997
  • Kodachrome Daylight Type - shobar
  • perfect Lucite (acrylic) nose by DuPont. Plastics were all the rage in WWII. - galessa's plastics
  • lights reflect from a camera - hi00116
  • a date time and number of the photo - hi00116
  • What is this? - Mr. Urda
  • the working surface was padded to prevent scratches. - galessa's plastics
  • This appears to be a padded bumper to hold the item in place - you'll note there are two others in the photo. - kerry1962
  • weirdo - alexandra.felder
  • She is married. - Kelly Kelli
  • Might be some soldiers wife, but you know she's everybody's pal! - BookChief

This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber, Long Beach, Calif. She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-1

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber, Long Beach, Calif. She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. 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

1942 Oct.

1 transparency : color.

Notes:
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.
Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide ... Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 203.

Subjects:
Douglas Aircraft Company
Airplane industry
Women--Employment
World War, 1939-1945
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.1a35360

Call Number: LC-USW36-212

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  1. thepretenda 50 months ago | reply

    incredible detail!! straight out of the time machine!!

  2. Tish Lily 50 months ago | reply

    I love these old school photos. Amazing!

  3. Chris-Burgy 50 months ago | reply

    This picture is available elsewhere on the internet in a much larger size. Why not here? It is also a Boeing B17F Flying Fortress. Not a Douglas.

  4. José Castellano [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    Preciosa la luz de esta foto

  5. C-hana [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    wow

  6. eagle453 [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    I wonder if Jimmy Doolittle was told you do not fly B-17s from a carrier. As for Israel they struck back after hamas struck at them. About time the hamas got condemned. I guess Europe wanted to speak German so bad they hated it when we won the war against a country who killed people by the thousands. I must agree as it was nice to see color pics from that era. There was some programs on cable that showed color films from WWII.

  7. mrkhudgharz 47 months ago | reply

    I like the way Women used to dress and look like.. More like women should be

  8. mrkhudgharz 47 months ago | reply

    I like seeing a color photo from that era, as you don't often see many.

    btw- why is everyone getting all political on this photo? Go find some forums to whine on. This place is for appreciating photography, an art which goes beyond political boundaries.

  9. Martin Tebes 47 months ago | reply

    Fantástica foto.

  10. aclocatelli 47 months ago | reply

    wonderfull work

  11. Silkelarium 46 months ago | reply

    INVITATION
    Please add your beautiful image to:
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    " °°°If there would be a flickr-Shop°°° "

  12. Fred from Seattle 46 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World War 2 pinup girls, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. Kevin Law Photography  45 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Portrait of the world (人像世界), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. Kevin Law Photography  45 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hong Kong Portrait Photography (HKPP), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. oknation 45 months ago | reply

    Most Beautiful ....

  16. judo_dad1953 45 months ago | reply

    A high quality Portrait! Bravo!

  17. Michael-D(new works) 35 months ago | reply

    ... and that she shouldn't throw stones...?

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