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. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Luedell Mitchell and Lavada Cherry are shown in the El Segundo Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company." WWII era photo taken between 1935 and 1945. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. Vintage photograph provided by LOC. Original Medium: safety film negative.