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Vintage photos of:
December 1942. "A landing wheel, with its huge rubber 'shoe,' is trundled out in a service tractor to a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber awaiting completion at Boeing's Seattle plant. The tractor operator, like half of the plant's workers, is a woman." Photo by Andreas Feininger, Office of War Information. View full size.