Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Building Bombers


We continue looking at the World War II War Effort. Today's picture was taken in 1942, and shows women working on the fuselage of the Liberty Bomber. The picture was taken in Ft. Worth, TX, at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation.

6 comments:

  1. OK... love the little jeans with the side zip♥ and love the cute little red head scarf.... wonder how she tied that thing?

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  2. Lockheed here in Atlanta still uses small women for airplane construction. They can fit into small spaces and have small hands for detailed work.

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  3. Dad was the youngest of nine, while his one other brother was off in France during WWII, several of his sisters worked in the airplane factories in Texas. It was the topic of our family reunion several years ago. One was a riveter and another one built manometers. Because they had been raised on a working farm and were well experienced with farm equipment, they were highly sought after. By the mid-fifties Dad was a pilot in the USAF and enjoyed a career spanning over twenty years. It's no surprise he loved aircraft.

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  4. I believe that they are working on a B-24 Liberator

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  5. If you are interested, I have a good sized collection of WWII photos from New Guinea. You are welcome to use any of them, if you like.

    Duene

    http://www.pbase.com/duener/root

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  6. I love this week's photos. They have special meaning for me.

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