Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17 bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself i

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17 bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, Calif. 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, 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.

Subjects:
Douglas Aircraft Company
Airplane industry
Women
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.1a35337
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Call Number: LC-USW36-103

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  1. teeler 88 months ago | reply

    This is the point at which i'd say,

    "They sure don't build em like they used to."

    Good work, ladies! We're all very proud of ya.

  2. carbonated 88 months ago | reply

    wow! look at this composition!! lovely symmetry.

  3. Eli the Bearded 88 months ago | reply

    Nice tunnel vision.

  4. jcyjdy 87 months ago | reply

    so tight yet, like all woman having fun ;at what theyre doing refering to the picture of the gals on overtime im sure in the tube of the B-17. I saythe bee is in danger with this saftey yellow paint on vehicls changes the flight of the bumble bee that y they never sold the coler what happened? the rosies did the job whooo in the supply house

  5. Photos by Chris Henry 77 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called IRON WORKS PHOTOGRAPHY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. ohairas 69 months ago | reply

    That's it.. time to get out my vintage patterns and make some of these pants!!!

  7. JWhiltey 38 months ago | reply

    Looks like a 40's picture of a space station lol

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