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B-32 Final Assemble Line

Description: Photograph of the B-32 planes in the final phase of the assembly line at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas.
Date: February 8, 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Aircraft Assembly Line]

Description: Image of a double assembly line for camouflaged planes. The photograph was taken inside of a large warehouse where several planes are positioned tightly next to each other.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Engine Dress Up Line at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation

Description: Photograph of S.O. Woer and M.O. Robertson, workers in Dept. 57, on the engine dress up line. In this room, hanging aircraft engines are assembled and inspected at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas in January 1945.
Date: January 24, 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Women using a drilling machine

Description: Two women use a large drill press at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texa in August 1945.
Date: August 2, 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Maj. Bill McDuffy joins tour with Lindbergh]

Description: Photograph of Maj. Bill McDuffy joining Mr. Hall, George Newman, and Mr. Cawthorn as they give a tour of the plant to Charles Lindbergh in May 1942.
Date: May 16, 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Aircraft During Assembly]

Description: Image of a B-24 Liberator being lowered by an overhead crane into position on the assembly line. There are several other planes being assembled in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Employees at Work]

Description: Image of employees working on the construction of wing blocks for a B-24 aircraft.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Punching time clock

Description: Photograph of a woman punching her time card in a time clock at Lockheed Martin at 4:19 on March 2, 1945.
Date: March 2, 1945
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Woman riveting lower fuselage on a B-32

Description: Photograph of a women using a rivet gun on the lower side of a B-32 fuselage at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas.
Date: February 1, 1945
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Ambulance Scooter

Description: Photograph of an ambulance Scooter carrying a patient to the first aid room
Date: July 25, 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[George Newman talking with Charles Lindbergh]

Description: Photograph of George Newman talking with Charles Lindbergh as they walk through the warehouse in May 1942. Other men accompany them, some in military uniforms.
Date: May 16, 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

B-32 on monorail

Description: Photograph of a B-32 hanging on a monorail at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas in 1945, This aircraft is no. 100 and has the name "Tokyo Express". It does not have any engines or a nose yet.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Fire Chief Jones and Policemen

Description: Photograph of four men standing together. One is Fire Chief Jones who looks over some papers with policemen. The policemen wear uniforms and one has on a bowtie. The other two men wear suits. Three of them wear glasses.
Date: May 23, 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Women Riveters

Description: Two of Consolidated Aircraft Corporation's women riveters on the assembly line, Virginia Foster and Vivian Chlumsky hold their rivet guns and rivets in their hands.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth