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Let's Build a Bomber: 1942

Let's Build a Bomber: 1942

December 1942. "Production of B-17 heavy bomber. A skilled team of men and women workers at the Boeing plant in Seattle complete assembly and fitting operations on the interior of a fuselage section for a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber. About half of the workers at the Boeing plant are women." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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