World War II

P-51 Mustang in Flight: 1942

P-51 Mustang in Flight: 1942

P-51 Mustang fighter plane in flight, Inglewood, California. The Mustang, built by North American Aviation, was the only American-built fighter used by the Royal Air Force of Great Britain. WW2 aviation photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA - OWI Photographic Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

WW2 Women Welders: 1942

WW2 Women Welders: 1942

Description with the photo: "De Land pool. Aircraft construction class. These two Daytona Beach, Florida housewives talk war work and welding like their grandmothers talked about the weekly quilting society, as they learn to take their places on a war production line in the Volusia County Vocational School. Mrs. Nancy H. Herbert, left, has a son in the Navy. Mrs. Anna E.

Pop Goes the Rivet: 1942

Pop Goes the Rivet: 1942

A woman riveter in the assembly and repair department of the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas, supervises a male trainee from Michigan. WW2 photo taken in 1942 by photographer Howard R. Hollem. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Red Cross Nurse in Training: 1943

Red Cross Nurse in Training: 1943

WW2 war workers' nursery. Cute little girl plays Red Cross nurse with a doll at the Bella Vista Nursery School in Oakland, California. Photo taken in 1943 by photographer Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

WW2 War Department Jobs: 1940

WW2 War Department Jobs: 1940

War Department besieged by job applicants. Washington, D.C., 1940. Defense preparations resulted in an unusual rush of applicants for jobs in the War Department. So much so, War Department officials set aside a special space on the ground floor for interviews and the fillings out of application blanks. Artillery piece in foreground. Harris & Ewing, photographer.

Plasma Plane: early 1940s

Plasma Plane: early 1940s

Blood plasma is shipped by plane to the various war fronts. WW2 photo of U.S. Navy sailors loading medical supplies onto an airplane, early 1940s. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

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