Aviation

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.

Biplane Aircraft in Africa: 1936

Biplane Aircraft in Africa: 1936

Biplane aircraft, somewhere in Africa, 1936. Matson Photo Service, photographer. G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Ready for Takeoff: 1940s

Ready for Takeoff: 1940s

U.S. Navy flagman signals to pilot on airplane ready for takeoff on deck of aircraft carrier. Untitled World War Two Office of War Information photo taken between 1940 and 1946. LOC original medium: film negative.

Airship Garage: 1920s

Airship Garage: 1920s

Airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) in garage. View showing engine cars. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

WW2 Aircraft Production: 1940s

WW2 Aircraft Production: 1940s

African American women working in airplane factory. OWI description with the photo: "The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O.

Robert E. Byrd with Hydroaeroplane: 1925

Robert E. Byrd with Hydroaeroplane: 1925

Aviator / explorer Lieutenant Robert E. Byrd, U.S.N. in front of biplane seaplane, April 27, 1925. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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