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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Plane Jane: 1942

Plane Jane: 1942

1942. "Melbourne, Australia. Beaufort torpedo bomber final assembly plant." Airplane, check. Guy in plane, check. Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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who only sit and scribble. Clearly staff or management: no bandana, no overalls, no sensible shoes.

One of several possible locations

1. (most likely) Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, Lorimer St Port Melbourne.
2. General Motors - Holdens, Princes Hwy Dandenong.
3. Maybe the Ford factory at Broadmeadows or Geelong.

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