Sunday, July 7, 2019

36 Amazing Vintage Photos of America During World War 2



'At Ease.' Two soldiers in a bomb storage facility at Camp Pendleton, Calif., admiring portrait of a young woman. Pinup of Susan Hayward hangs nearby. 1943



The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine installation duties at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. October 1942.



Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, Calif. October 1942.


Riveter at work at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, California. October 1942.



Tank driver -- Fort Knox, Kentucky. June 1942.



Woman at work on bomber motor, Douglas Aircraft Co., Long Beach, California. October 1942



Worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach. October 1942



Inspecting a Cyclone airplane motor at North American Aviation in Long Beach, Calif. June 1942.



B-25 bomber assembly hall, North American Aviation, Kansas City. October 1942



Electronics technician, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio. December 1941.



Crewman of an M-3 tank, Fort Knox, Kentucky. June 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. October 1942



Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. October 1942



Lieutenant 'Mike' Hunter, Army test pilot assigned to Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California.  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. October 1942



 F.W. Hunter, Army test pilot, at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, Calif.  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. October 1942



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. Fort Knox, Kentucky. June 1942.



Infantryman with halftrack. A young soldier sights his Garand rifle like an old-timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism. Fort Knox, Kentucky. 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. June 1942.



 North American Aviation B-25 medium bomber 41-12823 over the mountains near Inglewood, California. October 1942. 



 Riveter at work on a bomber at the Consolidated Aircraft factory in Fort Worth. October 1942.



 Motor detachment at the New River, North Carolina, Marine base. May 1942.



B-25 bomber nose wheel and landing gear assembly at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. October 1942. 



An M-4 tank at Fort Knox, Kentucky. June 1942.



Workers leaving the Pennsylvania shipyards at Beaumont, Texas. June 1943. 



An American pineapple, of the kind the Axis finds hard to digest, is ready to leave the hand of an infantryman in training at Fort Belvoir, Va. November 1942.



Servicing an A-20 bomber at Langley Field, Virginia. July 1942.



Patriotic display at the Beecher Street School in Southington, Conn. May 1942.



P-51 "Mustang" fighter in flight near the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. October 1942.



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.



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. 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. October 1942.



J.D. Estes at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. August 1942. 



Furnace man at phosphate smelter, TVA chemical plant near Muscle Shoals, Alabama. June 1942.



M-3 tank and crew at Fort Knox, Kentucky. June 1942.   







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