World War II

Start 'Em Young: 1940s

Start 'Em Young: 1940s

Man and little boy wearing parachutes boarding airplane. Photo from a collection of untitled WW2 pictures taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

Boy Scouts Help the War Effort: 1941

Boy Scouts Help the War Effort: 1941

Description with the photo: "United Nations Fight for Freedom: colored, white and Chinese Boy Scouts in front of Capitol. They help out by delivering poster to help the war effort." Photo by John Rous, 1941. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

B-25 Bomber Wind Tunnel Test: 1942

B-25 Bomber Wind Tunnel Test: 1942

Description with photo: "Member[s] of the experimental staff at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant, observe wind tunnel tests on an accurate scale model of the B-25 (Billy Mitchell) bomber, Inglewood, Calif.

Pineapple Pusher: 1940s

Pineapple Pusher: 1940s

Description from LOC: "An American pineapple, of the kind the Axis finds hard to digest, is ready to leave the hand of an infantryman in training at Fort Belvoir, Va. American soldiers make good grenade throwers." Photo taken between 1941 and 1945. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Listen Up!: 1940s

Listen Up!: 1940s

U.S. military car with broadcasting horns on top in what appears to be a European village. Untitled WW2 Office of War Information photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

B-25 Bomber Engine Assembly: 1942

B-25 Bomber Engine Assembly: 1942

One of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled by a woman in the engine department of North American Aviation's Inglewood, California plant. WW2 photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information. LOC original medium: color transparency.

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