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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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.

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Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

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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

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Call Number: LC-USW36-103

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    sincere riddle

    • 17/Jan/2008 17:10:22

    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.

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    carbonated

    • 17/Jan/2008 17:54:57

    wow! look at this composition!! lovely symmetry.

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    Eli the Bearded

    • 18/Jan/2008 22:46:46

    Nice tunnel vision.

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    jcyjdy

    • 23/Jan/2008 09:44:17

    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

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    Photos by Chris Henry

    • 19/Nov/2008 07:58:06

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

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    ohairas

    • 29/Jul/2009 05:22:03

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

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    JWhiltey

    • 16/Feb/2012 04:16:56

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