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Made for Each Other: 1942

Made for Each Other: 1942

Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, California. October 1942. The model maker holds an exact miniature reproduction of the type of bomb the plane will carry. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.



I'm thinking of the opening to Dr. Strangelove. Try a little tenderness...

He's cute.

But the pinky rings aren't..!

[He's also here, minus his shoes. - Dave]

Big Bomb

That looks like quite a large bomb for the plane. Maybe it was a special use device like a dam-buster; even bears a striking resemblance to the Little Boy Hiroshima bomb.


"Where do I put it?"

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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