Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Woman Worker in the Douglas Aircraft Company Plant

Woman worker in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, October 1942. This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber, Long Beach, California. Notice the headscarf to stick her hair up which was a common thing to do amongst these girls and even a bit fashionable within the factories. She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. 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, over 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.


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