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Angel Wing: 1943

Angel Wing: 1943

February 1943. Working on the horizontal stabilizer of a "Vengeance" dive bomber at the Consolidated-Vultee plant in Nashville. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

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My Dad worked in a US Naval shipyard installing aircraft carrier engines. My sister soldered components in electronic communication equipment for Western Electric. I, aged 14, manufactured those cardboard recording discs used to mail voice messages to our troops abroad.

Angel Wing 1943

Wonderful Kodachrome & medium/large format! The color OWI photos shown on the site never fail to satisfy. I always say, "It's like being there." Having been born in 1951, it always amazes me to see WWII in color. It really brings the whole experience into sharp focus. Keep up the good work!

I think they were all 'PLANE

I think they were all 'PLANE JANES'.

Well, weren't they all

Well, weren't they all "PLANE JANES"?

re: These beautiful Kodachrome 4x5's...

"are a revelation."

Not to mention the quality of the workforce! I'm sure there were some "plain Janes" at work, but photographers being photographers....

I realize this comment might be construed as sexist, but I assure you my admiration for these women goes well beyond their obvious charms. These people helped win the last decent war this country fought (another subject ripe for controversy)

These beautiful Kodachrome 4x5's...

are a revelation.

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