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Bill Nelms, basketball player

Description: Photograph of Bill Nelms playing basketball in a gymnasium in 1942.
Date: 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Football Players

Description: Three football players standing together as one holds the championship ball from 1942. The men are Jamie Pratt, C.S Taylor, and Bobbie Moore.
Date: 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Girls Basketball Team, 1942

Description: Photograph of the girls basketball team photo from 1942. Eleven young women pose in their uniforms of white shirts, shoes, and shorts. The one in the front and center holds a basketball.
Date: 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Ida Jean Smith playing basketball

Description: Photograph of Ida Jean Smith posing with a basketball in a gymnasium in 1942.
Date: 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Men Working on an Airplane Wing]

Description: Employees working on a B-24 airplane wing near the engine.
Date: April 8, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[B-27 heading for initial flight]

Description: Photograph of a B-24 rolling from the hangar heading for its initial flight on April 17, 1942. A crowd stands to the right to watch.
Date: April 17, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[First Flight of B-24]

Description: Photograph of the first flight of a B-24 on April 17, 1942. George Newman is flying the plane.
Date: April 17, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[George Newman in B-24]

Description: Photograph of George Newman in a B-24 after its first flight on April 17, 1942. The propellers are turning and the plane is in a hangar. .
Date: April 17, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Girdler talking into a microphone]

Description: Photograph of Mr. Girdler (with mic) and Mr. Halifax talking to Mr. Newman who is in the air on the initial flight of a B-24 in April 17, 1942.
Date: April 17, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Crew Making Installations]

Description: Photograph of a man and woman cutting a piece of metal to be installed on an airplane, possibly the one behind them. Taken in April 1942.
Date: April 24, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Interior of Fuselage]

Description: Photograph of interior of the fuselage, looking forward, in April 1942.
Date: April 24, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Man using a Drill Press]

Description: Photograph of a man using a drill press in the machine shop in April 1942.
Date: April 24, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Mr. Newman and Mr. Fleet in front of B-24 wheel]

Description: Photograph of Mr. Newman, Mr. Fleet, and unknown man standing in front of a B-24 wheel in April 1942. The men are dressed in suits.
Date: April 24, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Riveting Crew in the Nose of a B-24]

Description: Photograph of a male and female working together in the nose of a B-24, riveting it together on April 24, 1942.
Date: April 24, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[B-24, left side]

Description: Photograph of a B-24 from the left side, showing the wing with two propellers in April 1942.
Date: April 28, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[B-24 with men on top]

Description: Photograph of a B-24 from the side with two workmen standing on the fuselage in April 1942. One of the large propellers is visible.
Date: April 28, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Helen Hayes and George Newman Observing Wing Tip

Description: A man in a dark suit with a white collar and necktie gestures towards a wrapped airplane wing tip behind a woman dressed in a pinstripe suit with tights, heels, a hat and corsage. A purse hangs from her arm. On the ceiling are fluorescent lights.
Date: April 29, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Side View of B-24 Showing Production Bulletin

Description: Photograph of three men, one in a tan uniform with a hat, loading a weapon into the belly of an airplane. Several other men stand on or around the airplane. A poster with the image of a pilot and the words, "She's a swell plane - give us more! MORE PRODUCTION".
Date: May 1, 1942
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth