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Elmer Pace: 1942

Elmer Pace: 1942

August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Working inside the nose of a PBY, Elmer J. Pace is learning the construction of Navy planes. As a National Youth Administration trainee at the Naval Air Base, he gets practical experience. After about eight weeks, he will go into civil service as a sheet metal worker." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard R. Hollem. View full size.

 

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The Navy had various aircraft service units (Casu's, Patsu's, etc) where planes were completely disassembled, paint stripped, inspected, repaired, repainted , and assembled. This may be at one of those.

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This looks like a re-work of a damaged piece of aircraft structure or maybe it's a part used for training students on aircraft structural repair. It is interesting to note the lack of safety precautions in this photo (no eye protection and wearing a ring).

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