Alfred T. Palmer

Fort Knox Fighter: 1942

Fort Knox Fighter: 1942

U.S. Army infantryman next to a halftrack, ready to fire his M1 Garand rifle. Old WW2 photo taken at Fort Knox in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Big Nut: 1942

Big Nut: 1942

Mechanical maintenance worker tightening a nut on a guide vane operating servo-motor at the TVA hydroelectric plant at Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. Photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

TVA Phosphate Furnace: 1942

TVA Phosphate Furnace: 1942

TVA chemical plant electric phosphate smelting furnace used to make elemental phosphorus, Muscle Shoals area, Alabama. Photo taken in 1942 by FSA photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

YB-17 Bomber Crew: 1942

YB-17 Bomber Crew: 1942

A combat crew receives final instructions before taking off in a YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at Langley Field, Virginia. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. Photo taken in May, 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Fort Knox Sharpshooter: 1942

Fort Knox Sharpshooter: 1942

A private doing practice shooting with a 30-calibre Browning machine gun, Fort Knox, Kentucky. The gun was mounted on a pedestal for anti-aircraft work. WW2 era photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Long Haul Fuel Tanks: 1942

Long Haul Fuel Tanks: 1942

Bomb bay gasoline tanks for long flights of B-25 bombers await assembly in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, California. The plant produced the battle-tested B-25 (Billy Mitchell) bomber used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 Mustang fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe.

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