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Saturday Morning Pictures

Between 1941 and 1943, US Office of War information photographer Alfred T Palmer took photographs of the American war effort, including these, of ‘Rosie the Riveter’ and her colleagues, at North American Aviation Corp facilities in California and Kansas.

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1. Woman working on an aeroplane motor at North American Aviation Incorporated plant in California.

2. Two women of North American Aviation assembling a section of a wing for a P-51 fighter plane.

2. Two employees of North American Aviation assembling a section of a wing for a P-51 fighter plane.

3. Switch boxes on the firewalls of B-25 bombers are assembled by workers at North American Aviation’s Inglewood, California plant.

3. Switch boxes on the firewalls of B-25 bombers are assembled by workers at North American Aviation’s Inglewood, California plant.

4. Sheet metal parts are numbered with this pneumatic numbering machine in North American Aviation’s sheet metal department.

4. Sheet metal parts are numbered with this pneumatic numbering machine in North American Aviation’s sheet metal department.

5. Punching rivet holes in a frame member for a B-25 bomber.

5. Punching rivet holes in a frame member for a B-25 bomber.

6. Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled in the engine department.

6. Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled in the engine department.

7. Operating a hand drill, a woman is working in the control surface department assembling a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabiliser of a plane.

7. Operating a hand drill, a woman is working in the control surface department assembling a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabiliser of a plane.

8. Clerk in the stock rooms of North American Aviation checking the numbers of parts.

8. Clerk in the stock rooms of North American Aviation checking the numbers of parts.

9. A young employee of North American Aviation working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane.

9. A young employee of North American Aviation working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane.

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Written by Standard Issue