USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Welcome to the AmmoLand News image vault. Here is where we dig deep into some of our collection of historic photos for our readers to enjoy. In this series photographer, Alfred T. Palmer highlights the dedication and effort put forth by women workers leading up to and during World War II.
Alfred T. Palmer (1906–1993) was a photographer who is best known for his photographs depicting Americana during World War II, he was an Office of War Information photographer from 1942 until 1943.
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A Rosie Riveter: (above) An A-20 bomber being riveted by a woman worker at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Long Beach, California.
Women At Work On Bomber: Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California.
Girl Bomber Worker At Lunch: Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California.
Women Engine Mechanic: Women are trained to do precise and vital engine installation detail in Douglas Aircraft Company plants, Long Beach, California.
Woman Machinist: Woman machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California.
Women Brush Artist: A candid view of one of the women workers touching up the U.S. Army Air Forces insignia on the side of the fuselage of a “Vengeance” dive bomber manufactured at Vultee's Nashville division, Tennessee.
Woman Dive Bomber Worker At The Vultee-Nashville: This woman worker at the Vultee-Nashville is shown making final adjustments in the wheel well of an inner wing before the installation of the landing gear, Nashville, Tenn. This [is] one of the numerous assembly operations in connection with the mass production of Vultee “Vengeance” dive bombers.
Woman Ironing Self-Sealing Gas Tanks: Manufacture of self-sealing gas tanks, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio 1941.
Punching Rivet Holes: Punching rivet holes in a frame member for a B-25 bomber, the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., California.
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