EUCMH-015 – Photos – Wartime in the USA (Kodachrome)

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This is probably the most beautiful serial of full colors kodachrome wartime photos I have ever published. Mostly Army Air Force (Airplanes manufacturing) oriented most of the photos are posted in HD.

(EUCMH-015-002)October 1942. The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine installation duties at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)


(EUCMH-015-003) October 1942. Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation’s plant at Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

 October 1942. "Riveter at work at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, California." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

(EUCMH-015-004) October 1942. Riveter at work at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-005) June 1942. Tank driver during maneuver in Fort Knox, Kentucky. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-006) October 1942. Woman at work on bomber motor, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. "Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-007) October 1942. Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

June 1942. "Inspecting a Cyclone airplane motor at North American Aviation in Long Beach, Calif." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-008) June 1942. Inspecting a Cyclone airplane motor at North American Aviation in Long Beach, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. "B-25 bomber assembly hall, North American Aviation, Kansas City." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH–015-009) October 1942. B-25 bomber assembly hall, North American Aviation, Kansas City. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-010) December 1941. Electronics technician, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

June 1942. "Crewman of an M-3 tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky." Or could it be Fort Dix? Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMM-015-011) June 1942. Crewman of an M-3 tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky. (Could it be Fort Dix?) (Kodachrome Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. "Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California. Planes made here include the B-17F Flying Fortress heavy bomber, A-20 assault bomber and C-47 transport." Happy Labor Day from Shorpy! 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-012) October 1942. Women become skilled shop technicians after careful training in the school at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California. Planes made here include B-17-F Bomber Flying Fortress, A-20 Assault Bomber Havoc and C-47 Transport Skytrain. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-013) October 1942. Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-014) October 1942. Lt Mike Hunter, Army test pilot assigned to Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. "Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a C-47 transport at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-015) October 1942. Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a Skytrain C-47 Transport at the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. F.W. Hunter, Army test pilot, at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, Calif. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

(EUCMH-015-016) October 1942. Lt Mike Hunter, Army test pilot, at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. "Noontime rest for an assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif., plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

(EUCMH-015-017) October 1942. Noontime rest for (Rosie) an assembly worker at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Nacelle parts for a heavy bomber form the background. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

June 1942. Fort Knox, Kentucky. "A good job in the air cleaner of an Army truck. This Negro soldier, who serves as truck driver and mechanic, plays an important part in keeping Army transport fleets in operation." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

(EUCMH-015-018) June 1942. Fort Knox, Kentucky. A good job in the air cleaner of an Army truck. This soldier, who serves as truck driver and mechanic, plays an important part in keeping Army transport fleets in operation. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-019) June 1942. Fort Knox, Kentucky. Infantryman with half-track. A young soldier sights his Garand M-1 rifle like an old-timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-020) June 1942. Lockheed Vega aircraft plant at Burbank, California. Hollywood missed a good bet when they overlooked this attractive aircraft worker, who is shown checking electrical sub-assemblies. (Kodachrome by David Bransby) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. North American Aviation B-25 medium bomber 41-12823 over the mountains near Inglewood, California. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Mark Sherwood

(EUCMH-015-021) October 1942. North American Aviation B-25 medium bomber 41-12823 over the mountains near Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Mark Sherwood) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. Riveter at work on a bomber at the Consolidated Aircraft factory in Fort Worth. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem

(EUCMH-015-022) October 1942. Riveter at work on a bomber at the Consolidated Aircraft Factory in Fort Worth. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-023) May 1942. Motor detachment at the New River, North Carolina, Marine base. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. B-25 bomber nose wheel and landing gear assembly at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-024) October 1942. B-25 bomber nose wheel and landing gear assembly at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

June 1942. An M-4 tank at Fort Knox, Kentucky. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information

(EUCMH-015-025) June 1942. An M-4 tank at Fort Knox, Kentucky. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

June 1943. Workers leaving the Pennsylvania shipyards at Beaumont, Texas. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon.

(EUCMH-015-026) June 1943. Workers leaving the Pennsylvania Shipyards at Beaumont, Texas. (Kodachrome by John Vachon) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-027) November 1942. An American MK-II pineapple, of the kind the Axis finds hard to digest, is ready to leave the hand of an infantryman in training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

July 1942. Servicing an A-20 bomber at Langley Field, Virginia. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

(EUCMH-015-028) July 1942. Servicing an A-20 bomber at Langley Field, Virginia. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-029) May 1942. Patriotic display at the Beecher Street School, Southington, Connecticut. (Kodachrome by Fenno Jacobs) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-030) P-51 Mustang fighter in flight near the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. October 1942. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-031) Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation’s plant at Inglewood, California. October 1942. The model maker holds an exact miniature reproduction of the type of bomb the plane will carry. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-032) October 1942. A painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 Mustang fighter prior to spraying with olive-drab camouflage. North American Aviation plant, Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. Cowling and control rods are added to motors for B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line at North American Aviation, Inglewood, Calif. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-033) October 1942. Cowling and control rods are added to motors for B-25 bombers as they move down the assembly line at North American Aviation, Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

J.D. Estes at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. August 1942. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

(EUCMH-015-034) J. D. Estes at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. August 1942. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-035) Furnace man at phosphate smelter, TVA chemical plant near Muscle Shoals, Alabama. June 1942. (Photograph by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

June 1942. M-3 tank and crew at Fort Knox, Kentucky. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-036) June 1942. M-3 tank and crew at Fort Knox, Kentucky. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

March 1943. "Camouflage class in New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry, New York, N.Y. They make models from aerial photographs, re-photograph them, then work out a camouflage scheme and make a final photograph." Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Marjory Collins

(EUCMH-015-037) March 1943. Camouflage class in New York University, where men and women are preparing for jobs in the Army or in industry, New York, N.Y. They make models from aerial photographs, re-photograph them, then work out a camouflage scheme and make a final photograph. (Kodachrome by Marjory Collins) (Source : Shorpy)

February 1943. "Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, this woman is working on a 'Vengeance' dive bomber." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-038) February 1943. Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, this woman is working on a Vengeance dive bomber. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-039) May 1942. Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, South Carolina. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer)n (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-040) August 1942. Aviation cadets in training at Corpus Christi, Texas, Naval Air Base. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-041) October 1942. New B-25 bombers lined up for final inspection and tests at the North American Aviation plant in Kansas City, Kansas. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-042) June 1942. Light tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-043) August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Virginia Davis, a riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval Air Base, supervises Chas. Potter, a NYA trainee from Michigan. After eight weeks of training he will go into civil service. Should he be inducted or enlist in the armed service, he will be valuable to mechanized units of the Army or Navy. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-044) February 1943. Working on a Vengeance dive bomber at Vultee Aircraft in Nashville, Tennessee. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-045) August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. Aviation Cadet Thanas at Naval Air Base. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Xtan)

(EUCMH-015-046) October 1942. Another B-25 bomber rolls off the final assembly line to join other ships in the outdoor assembly area. North American Aviation Inc. Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-047) Mating operation on a C-87 transport plane just before it comes to the pre-assembly line at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas. October 1942. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-048) Wing center section of a Liberator bomber at the Consolidated Aircraft plant. October 1942. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-049) August 1942. Formerly a sociology major at the University of Southern California, Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis (left) now keeps ’em flyin’ at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a supervisor under civil service in the Assembly and Repair Department. It is her job to maintain morale among the women by helping them solve housing and other personal problems. With her is Jo Ann Whittington, an NYA trainee at the plant. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-050) October 1942. A new B-25 bomber is brought for a test hop to the flight line at the Kansas City, Kansas, plant of North American Aviation. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-051) May 1942. Here’s our mission. A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from the bombardment squadron base at Langley Field, Virginia, nation’s oldest air base. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

October 1942. Transport assembly hall at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant in Fort Worth, Texas. Lowering an engine into place. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem

(EUCMH-015-052) October 1942. Transport assembly hall at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant in Fort Worth, Texas. Lowering an engine into place. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

February 1942. B.F. Goodrich plant. "Not only as nurses behind the battle lines, but as workers in the factories producing important war goods, women are doing much to win this war and to spare the lives of the men doing the actual fighting. These girls are preparing a metal fuel tank to receive a bullet-sealing cover, an important new safety development to military aviation." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-053) February 1942. B.F. Goodrich Plant. Not only as nurses behind the battle lines, but as workers in the factories producing important war goods, women are doing much to win this war and to spare the lives of the men doing the actual fighting. These girls are preparing a metal fuel tank to receive a bullet-sealing cover, an important new safety development to military aviation. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-054) February 1943. Working on the horizontal stabilizer of a Vengeance dive bomber at the Consolidated-Vultee plant in Nashville. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-055) June 1943. Maneuvering in close formation at the Civil Air Patrol base at Bar Harbor, Maine. (Kodachrome by John Collier) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-056) February 1943. Lucille Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service. Working at the Heil and Company factory in Milwaukee on blackout lamps to be used on Air Force gasoline trailers. (Kodachrome by Howard R. Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-057) October 1942. Metal parts are placed on Masonite by this employee before they slide under the multi-ton hydro press at North American Aviation in Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-058) September 1942. Students at Washington High School in Los Angeles training for specific contributions to the war effort. Instructor Ralph Angar explains propeller characteristics to students in the aeronautics class. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-059) July 1942. Wiring a junction box on the firewall for the right engine of a B-25 bomber at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. Forward of this wall will be mounted one of two 1,700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engines. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-060) May 1942. Another shot of Marines training with barrage balloons at Parris Island, S.C. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-061) October 1942. Bomb bay gasoline tanks for long-range flights by B-25 bombers await installation at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-062) October 1942. Assembling switch boxes on the firewalls of B-25 bombers at North American Aviation’s Inglewood, California, factory. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-063) October 1942. Inglewood, California. North American Aviation drill operator in the control surface department assembling horizontal stabilizer section of an airplane. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-064) October 1942. Douglas Aircraft plant at Long Beach, California. An A-20 bomber being riveted by a woman worker. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-065) June 1942. Fort Knox, Kentucky. The crew of an M-3 tank learns all the ways of causing trouble for the Axis with a 75-MM gun, a 37-MM gun and four machine guns. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-066) September 1942. Learning how to determine latitude by using a sextant is Senta Osoling, student at Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles. Navigation classes are part of the school’s program for training its students for specific contributions to the war effort. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

Fort Knox, June 1942. "Light tank going through water obstacle." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer

(EUCMH-015-067) Fort Knox, June 1942. Light tank going through water obstacle. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-068) October 1942. Installing an engine at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant. Fort Worth, Texas. (Kodachrome by Howard R. Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-0015-069) February 1943. Heil & Co., Milwaukee. Agnes Cliemka, age 23, husband may be going into the service any day. Agnes used to work in a department store. Checking fuel hose on gasoline trailer before it is turned over to the Air Force. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-070) August 1942. Feeding an SNC advanced training plane its essential supply of gasoline is done by sailor mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. (Kodachrome by Howard R. Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-071) October 1942. American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California, give important help in producing dependable planes for their men at the front. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-072) August 1942. Mechanic Mary Josephine Farley works on a Wright Whirlwind motor in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Naval Air Base assembly and repairs shop. (Kodachrome by Howard R. Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-073) October 1942. P-51 Mustang fighter planes being prepared for test flight near the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-074) August 1942. Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis has been appointed by civil service to be senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. She buoys up feminine morale in her department by arranging suitable living conditions for out-of-state employees and by helping them with their personal problems. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-075) Civil Air Patrol plane (Stinson 10A) at Bar Harbor, Maine. (Kodachrome by John Collier – June 1943) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-076) August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis, senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base, talking with one of the men. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-077) Another shot of AOM Jesse Rhodes Waller and machine gun in a PBY Catalina at Corpus Christi Naval Air Base in August 1942. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-078) August 1942. Naval Air Base at Corpus Christi, Texas. Jesse Rhodes Waller, aviation ordnance mate third class, tries out a 30-caliber machine gun he has just installed in a Navy plane. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-079) August 1942. Cadet L. Deitz at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-080) February 1943. Readying a Vengeance dive bomber for landing gear installation at Consolidated-Vultee, Nashville. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-081) 1942. B-25 bomber final assembly line at North American Aviation works, Inglewood, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-082) May 1942. Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Hitler would like this man to go home and forget about the war. A good American non-com at the side machine gun of a huge YB-17 bomber is a man who knows his business and works hard at it. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-083) Engineers’ color guard at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. March 1943. (Kodachrome photographer unknown) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-084) B-25 bomber cowl assembly, North American Aviation, Kansas City, Kansas. October 1942. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-085) February 1943. Mrs. Mary Betchner measuring 105-MM howitzers at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plant of the Chain Belt Company. Her son is in the Army; her husband and daughter are in war work. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-086) August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. After seven years in the Navy, J. D. Estes is considered an old sea salt by his mates at the Naval Air Base. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-087) August 1942, Corpus Christi, Texas. It’s an intricate operation, installing a 30-caliber machine gun in a Navy PBY plane, but not too tricky for Jesse Rhodes Waller. He’s a Georgia man who’s been in the Navy 5-1/2 years. At the Naval Air Base he sees that the flying ships are kept in tip-top shape. Waller is an aviation ordnance mate. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-088) July 1942. Production. B-25 bombers. Mounting a 1700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engine to the firewall of a B-25 bomber. Fairfax Bomber Plant, Kansas City. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-089) October 1942. Inglewood, California. Employees at North American Aviation Incorporated, assembling the cowling on Allison motors for the P-51 Mustang fighter planes. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-090) August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. Women from all fields have joined the production army. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base and a schoolteacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother, who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings. (Kodachrome by Howard Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-091) October 1942. Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bomber plane at North American Aviation being hauled along an outdoor assembly line. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-092) October 1942. Douglas Aircraft Co. at Long Beach, California. Carefully trained women inspectors check cargo transport innerwings before they are assembled on the fuselage. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-093) October 1942. Workers installing fixtures and assemblies in the tail section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-094) Touching up the US Army Air Forces insignia on a Vengeance dive bomber manufactured at Consolidated-Vultee’s Nashville division. February 1943. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-095) Bombardier nose section of a B-17F Navy bomber at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, Calif. October 1942. The B-17F Flying Fortress is a later model of the B-17. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-096) October 1942. Glenview, Illinois. Transfusion bottles containing intravenous solution are given final inspection by Grace Kruger, one of many women employees at Baxter Laboratories. When her brother left Baxter to join the Merchant Marine, Miss Kruger, a former life insurance clerk, took his place. (Kodachrome by Howard R. Hollem) (Source : Shorpy)

(EUCMH-015-097) Noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. October 1942. (Kodachrome by Alfred Palmer) (Source : Shorpy)

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