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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Some Assembly Required: 1942

Some Assembly Required: 1942

Mating operation on a C-87 transport plane just before it comes to the pre- assembly line at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas. October 1942. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

 

Correct: C-87 Transport

The C-87 Transport was a variant of the B-24 Liberator bomber. On the C-87 the bomb bay and rear fuselage are replaced by a passenger compartment. A loading door is cut into the rear fuselage.

wrong ID

it's a Liberator bomber... not a C87 transport

 
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