Friday, April 9, 2010

Aircraft Worker


Today we wrap up our series of photos on the War Effort with this picture of a woman working on the control surface of a horizontal stabilizer for a bomber. She is working for the North American Aviation company. I have to say I enjoyed the pictures this week. It is good to see people working with their hands, actually building something. We need more of this these days.

14 comments:

  1. It wasn't that long ago that Wal-Mart bragged about every thing they sold was made in the USA.
    Until they got caught with none USA itmes in the store.
    R

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  2. I just want to say that I have really enjoyed the photos this week, besides being really great images they really show an important time in our history. Thanks so much!

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  3. Gorgeous images. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Amen! American designs built with American steel (or aluminum in the aircraft photos) by American workers using (possibly the rarest commodity)... American made tools. We've allowed ourselves to be reduced to a nation of paper shufflers.

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  5. Is this a power drill she's holding? If so, I think her left hand is on an odd position for the task. (I knot this was a posed shot, but still makes for a talking point).

    Oh, and count me in on those who think this was one delightful week of photos.

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  6. And right after I submit my question, I see that the name of the file is "power-drill.jpg"

    Gotta get this ADD thing of mine treated :P

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  7. Thanks for the great week of images, I have the opportunity to rub elbows with WWII vets at a warbird meeting in Stockton, CA 6 times a year. They are incredibly humble and have a spark for life that is quite amazing. They inspire me.

    They also remember events like it was yesterday. God bless them!

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  8. I do so enjoy the pictures and comments on this blog. I've been lurking for some time now and feel like I belong. I crave a chicken update!

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  9. Maybe she is left handed or the photo got reversed.
    But the most important thing is, she is hold on the drill chuck with her other hand. That part turn alone with the drill bit.
    But maybe she is just drilling very slowly and delicately, and needs to hold it very steady.
    But I did also enjoy the photos you presented in this week OPOD.

    I am also interested in how Chickie Town is doing.
    Have you got your egg costs down to single digits yet?
    And also the peacocks.
    How is Handsome Jack tail blooming out?
    Are any of the male babies get long tail feathers yet?
    Inquiring minds want to know these things.
    R

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  10. Yes, we want a Chickie town update.

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  11. An overlooked part of the war. Thanks.

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  12. We certainly do! I fear that without any substantial manufacturing the UK is financially doomed. Ok better get back to it then! hehe

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  13. Btw a great photo! I'd say she looks too glamourous to be a real worker but for the fact that she IS holding it correctly, yes she's got her hand on the chuck but you would to steady it and once the drill is located in the hole or center punch mark you'd let go just beore you squeeze the trigger.
    OK better get back to making something!

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