Howard R. Hollem

Woman WW2 Worker: 1943

Woman WW2 Worker: 1943

A former stage orchestra musician working on a gun lathe for Vilter Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, checks an M7 gun in progress. The factory made M5 and M7 guns for the U.S. Army during World War Two. The woman had two brothers and a husband in the service at the time of the photograph. Photo taken in 1943 by photographer Howard R. Hollem. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection.

Drilling Deep: 1942

Drilling Deep: 1942

Oyida Peaks drilling as part of her NYA training to become a mechanic in the Assembly and Repair Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Photo taken in 1942 by photographer Howard R. Hollem. LOC original medium: color transparency.

More Women Welders: 1942

More Women Welders: 1942

Description with the photo: "DeLand pool. Aircraft construction class. Clyde Williams, instructor in the Volusia County, Florida Vocational School, believes women make just as good welders as men. He is shown here with a new class starting in aircraft welding, part of the training program of the De Land pool to provide workers for war production.

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.

Wright Whirlwind Worker: 1942

Wright Whirlwind Worker: 1942

Mechanic Mary Josephine Farley works on a Wright Whirlwind aircraft engine. Assembly and Repairs Department, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. 1942 photo by photographer Howard R. Hollem. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information. LOC original medium: color transparency.

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