Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.
Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company, 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, 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
1 transparency : color.
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Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.
Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide ... Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 388.
Douglas Aircraft Company
World War, 1939-1945
United States--California--Long Beach
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