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Agriculture chart. One of a series of ten charts released by the Bureau of Home Economics, Department of Agriculture. A limited number are on sale at twenty-five cents for a set of ten at the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, D.C. Library of Congress/NACO
Cartoon by Miyamoto, U.S. Army. Shown here is one of the many cartoons drawn by Private Miyamoto, cartoonist, of the Nineth Armored Division. Miyamoto is twenty-two years old and is an American-born citizen of San Francisco. His parents are in a relocation center. He is now special duty with the public relations section of his division Library of Congress/NACO
Clouds. No clouds of war these, but peaceful carriers of rains that help broad acres of Kentucky farmland to bear life-giving crops for the nation's needs Library of Congress/NACO
Conversion. Auto engines to military truck engines. Forging weapons for war. Crankshafts for military trucks are shaped on a huge Erie forging press served by an endless chain conveyor. Site: a Midwest auto plant converted to war production Library of Congress/NACO
Conversion. Auto parts to artillery shells. Finished artillery shells are carefully gauged to ensure perfectly uniform ammunition for our fighting men. A converted Midwest auto plant is now producing these shells as efficiently as it turned out parts for automobiles Library of Congress/NACO
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Fort Benning infantry. Slow down, Adolph. The road ahead is blocked. When this fine American soldier, just finishing a hardening up course at Fort Benning, Georgia, gives you the red light, remember he's an expert at stopping traffic Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Benning paratroopers. Among the Army's best utility men are the paratroopers. The soldier of the skies, all set to bail out above Fort Benning, Georgia, leaps into quick effective action as soon as he reaches his objective Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Knox. Electric power line construction. The electrical industry of America relies largely on the "broadback" or lineman, to bring its power to the places where it is needed. This man is working on the construction of a transmission line to Fort Knox, Kentucky, where American soldiers are training for the battles of democracy Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Knox. Garand rifle. A young soldier of the armored forces, in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Knox, Kentucky. Light tanks. This light tank, used at Fort Knox, Kentucky, for training and hardening crews for the armored forces, is helping to turn out fighters who will give the Axis some new ideas of what trouble really is Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Knox, Kentucky. M-3 tanks. The M-3 tank packs a wallop which the Axis is only beginning to feel. One of these capable monsters, with a tough American crew aboard, is put through its paces in the training area near Fort Knox, Kentucky Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Knox. M-3 tank crews. M-3 tank crew members, in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, get intensive practice in meeting every situation that may arise on the battlefield. The Fort Knox school for tank crews has graduated many men who are now ready to meet the Axis on our far-flung battle lines and on more than equal terms Library of Congress/NACO
Fort Knox. Power line construction. This husky member of a construction crew, building a new 33,000-volt electric power line into Fort Knox, Kentucky, is performing an important war service. Thousands of soldiers are in training at Fort Knox, and the new line from a hydroelectric plant at Louisville is needed to supplement the existing power supply Library of Congress/NACO
How to raise $ 16 billion National Library of Poland
In the massive cast-steel hull of this M-4 tank, a crew of hard-bitten "tankers" is rehearsing a few fighting tricks at a training school of the armored forces at Fort Knox, Kentucky Library of Congress/NACO
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De Land pool. Moving circus. Making way for war in Florida. The De Land industrial pool needed the county fair buildings housing a circus for its defense plant. So the roustabouts loaded the elephants, the sideshows, the big top, and trainloads of other equipment and went on the road a week early this year Library of Congress/NACO
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Manpower, junior size. The charge of the scrap brigade in Roanoke, Virginia includes such methods of collection as this pony cart. The patriotic and energetic youngsters of the town are making an all-out effort to corner every available piece of scrap in the city, so that their soldier and sailor brothers will have the shells, guns, and tanks with which to beat the Axis Library of Congress/NACO
Manpower, junior size. What's a home without its sidewalk scrap pile? Junior commandos of Roanoke, Virginia see to it that each home has given enough scrap to make the scrap collectors monthly visit worthwhile. When the truck appears, every youngster in the neighborhood pitches in to help load it Library of Congress/NACO
Marines dress parade. The Marines paraded in honor of Colonel William T. Clement when he was presented the Navy Cross for distinguished service in the Philippines. The presentation was made on July 17, 1942, in the courtyard of the Marine barracks in Washington, D.C. Library of Congress/NACO
Members of joint labor-management committees at Pottsville, July 30th Library of Congress/NACO
Miscellaneous photographs from the U.S. Office of War Information. 1941(?) Library of Congress/NACO
"Open the doors," says Jean Carlu, eminent poster artist, to Manager Sloan of the National and Civilian Defense Exposition at New York's Grand Central Palace. In the background is part of the 15 x 30 foot poster Carlu designed for the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The panel shown represents the Arsenal of Democracy while another of equal size is entitled The Four Freedoms. These panels, designed according to a technique in photomontage used only once before, will be seen in a number of cities from coast to coast Library of Congress/NACO
Paul C. Smith Library of Congress/NACO
Paul Porter welcoming I. Chance Buchanan on new job. Buchanan was recently appointed head of the Alexandria-Arlington defense rental area Library of Congress/NACO
A poster comes to life. He doesn't wear a sergeant's stripes or a captain's bars, but he's an essential soldier of the home front, just as vital to the winning of this war as the men in uniform on America's myriad battlefields. A steelworker, whose job includes shoveling limestone into an electric furnace, is helping to produce the weapons to smash the Axis Library of Congress/NACO
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Production. A-20 attack bombers. Myriads of lights at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company form pleasing star patterns in the shatterproof plexiglass windows of noses for A-20 attack bombers. The A-20 is used by the American Air Force and Royal Air Force (RAF) for hedge hopping and strafing operations against ground troops and installations--also for reconnaissance work and night fighting. It is armed with light and heavy caliber guns Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Airplane manufacture, general. Model makers prepare accurately sealed minatures of planes built at the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation, Incorporated. Here an experimental model of the P-51 ("Mustang") is being finished for wind tunnel and other tests. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane, which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe Library of Congress/NACO
Production. B-17 heavy bomber. Fast, expert workers at the Boeing plant in Seattle apply outer "skins" to fuselage sections for new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombers, while assembly and fitting operations go forward in the interiors. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying high altitudes Library of Congress/NACO
Production. B-24E (Liberator) bombers at Willow Run. New B-24E (Liberator) bombers just completed at Ford's big Willow Run plant, have been rolled from the hangars for test flights. The Liberator is capable of operation at high altitudes and over great ranges on precision bombing missions. It has proved itself an excellent performer in the Pacific, in Northern Africa, Europe and the Aleutians. Ford's Willow Run Plant, Michigan Library of Congress/NACO
Production. B-25 bombers. New B-25 bombers lined up for final inspection and tests at the flying field of a Western Aircraft plant. General Doolittle, who flew in a B-25 in the raid on Tokyo, has called this ship the best military plane in existence. It performs brilliantly at its 25,000-foot ceiling. Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City Library of Congress/NACO
Production. BT-13A ("Valiant") basic trainers. Final "Valiant" basic trainer assembly line at Vultee's Downey, California plant. At the Downey plant is made the BT-13A ("Valiant") basic trainer--a fast, sturdy ship powered by a Pratt and Whitney Wasp engine Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Copper. Bulldozer operator at open-cut copper mine of the Phelps-Dodge Mining Company at Morenci, Arizona, supplying great quantities of the copper so vital in our war effort Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Copper (refining). Sheets of copper produced by electrolysis at a large refining operation. These will be melted and cast into ingots. Large amounts of copper are produced for the war effort at the El Paso, Texas plant of Phelps-Dodge Refining Company Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Launching of the SS Booker T. Washington. First Liberty Ship named for a Negro, the SS Booker T. Washington is shown at the California Shipbuilding Corporation's yards a short time before it was christened by Marian Anderson, the celebrated contralto. The cargo vessel was placed in command of Captain Hugh Mulzac, a Negro skipper. Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Mercury. A mercury extraction plant at New Idria, California. Triple-distilled mercury is produced here by the New Idria Quicksilver Mining Company from cinnabar, an ore containing sulphur and mercury mined at a number of workings near the plant Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Motor torpedo boats (wooden). Wooden motor torpedo boats for the Navy are built of prefabricated parts and sections in a large Southern shipyard. These fast seventy-eight-footers are built under roof and moved to a nearby waterway for launching and fitting. Higgins Industries Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Tin smelting. Tapping the furnace of a Southern tin smelter in which pure tin is extracted from the raw ore of South American mines. Here tin is drawn off into floats which weigh about eighteen tons when filled. The metal is then conveyed to polling kettles, where dross or skimmings are drawn off and forwarded to another furnace for re-melting Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Tungsten. Tungsten ores and concentrates are carefully analyzed at a recovery plant near Kingman, Arizona. The Boriana mine and plant at this point are producing large amounts of tungsten, for which there are many vital uses in the war effort. Boriana Mine, Arizona Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Willow Run bomber plant. The outer wing panel of a bomber undergoes assembly in the giant Willow Run plant. When finished, this section will be removed and cranes will install another section in the fixture. Ford plant, Willow Run Library of Congress/NACO
Production. Zinc. A mountain of waste rock grows steadily outside a zinc concentrator. From the Eagle-Picher plant near Cardin, Oklahoma, come great quantities of zinc and lead to serve many important purposes in the war effort Library of Congress/NACO
Raymond W. Bellamy Library of Congress/NACO
Salvage. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Young America, bare feet and all, made a gala event of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi parade which featured the drive for scrap rubber and metals. A long line of heavily loaded salvage trucks carried many tons of these valuable materials to the collection centers. School children alone collected 12,000 pounds of scrap Library of Congress/NACO
Salvage. Scrap tires. On their way to swell America's most important stockpile. Employees of a large Southern junkyard load scrap tires for shipment to a reclaiming plant where the rubber will be removed and processed into essential war materials Library of Congress/NACO
School boys training for agriculture. Inexperience is more than made up for by enthusiasm when these high school boys shock barley during their farm training period. In a few weeks these same boys will be helping Marlyland farmers six days a week during the entire summer Library of Congress/NACO
Send your typewriters to war. At Universal City, California, Maria Montez, glamorous Latin-American movie star, and Gloria Jean, typical of young America in Hollywood, helped collect over one hundred typewriters for the Army, Navy, and Marines. Only machines manufactured since January 1, 1935 were commandeered; no portables were wanted. A telephonic dictation room is being set up whereby busy executives can pick up the telephone, dictate their mail to a centrally located room which insures prompt typing of their letters, and at the same time more correspondence can be handled with lesser number of typewriters Library of Congress/NACO
Shenandoah Valley. Penn Foundary Manufacturing Company at Waynesboro, Virginia. Three cavernous buildings filled with moldering machinery. Inhabited only by flocks of pigeons who nest among the pulley belts Library of Congress/NACO
Ship launching in Portland, Maine. Some of the five British cargo-carrying ships built under lend-lease at a large New England yard and launched along with two destroyers and one liberty ship at a record breaking mass launching August 16, 1942 Library of Congress/NACO
Sketch from "The Unconquered People." One of the illustrations from "The Unconquered People," a twelve page pamphlet published by the Office of War Information (OWI), Washington, D.C., describing the resistance to Hitler on the part of the people of the occupied countries of Europe Library of Congress/NACO
The stories they've told! Another load of RKO Radio typewriters is turned in to the government for war work. Somewhere in the lot is Maureen O'Harra's personal typewriter which she added to the pile before she would pose in the picture. The machines come from the script department where each one has played its role in recording countless memorable senes for screenplays. Taking time off between the shooting of scenes at the RKO Studios in Hollywood, Miss O'Harra helped collect more than seventy typewriters for future use by the Army, Navy, and Marines Library of Congress/NACO
Tennessee Valley Authority power and conservation. Fort Loudoun Dam construction. A workman on a cofferdam of the new Fort Loudoun Dam, furthest upstream of the TVA's main Tennessee River projects. Scheduled for closure and first storage of water early in 1943, this dam will create a 15,000-acre lake reaching fifty-five miles upstream to the city of Knoxville. The reservoir will have a useful storage capacity of 126,000 acre-feet. Power installation of 64,000 kilowatts is authorized, with a possible ultimate of 96,000 kilowatts. Note safety precaution in the form of a life preserver strapped to this worker Library of Congress/NACO
Tennessee Valley Authority production. Elemental phosphorus. A Negro worker tending an electric phosphate smelting furnace which is producing elemental phosphorus at a TVA chemical plant in the Muscle Shoals area. The phosphorus, used in the manufacture of incendiary bombs and shells and of material for "smoke," is produced by smelting phosphate rock, coke and silica together in the electric furnaces and condensing the resulting phosphorus gases. When surplus phosphorus is available it is converted into highly concentrated phosphate fertilizer, much of which is shipped abroad under provisions of the Lend-Lease Bill Library of Congress/NACO
Tennessee Valley Authority. Transmission line towers and high-tension lines that carry current generated at the TVA's hydroelectric plant at Wilson Dam. Located near Sheffield, Alabama, 260 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 288,000 kilowatts, which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 444,000 kilowatts. The reservoir at the dam adds 377,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system Library of Congress/NACO
Testing M-4 tanks. A battleship of the land, one of America's mighty M-4 tanks tops the ridge of a test hill as trial runs are made at an Eastern manufacturing plant Library of Congress/NACO
The thousand million : brief stories about the United Nations, where live, work, and fight one thousand million friends of the United States. National Library of Israel
Training. Brooklyn Aviation Center. At the Brooklyn Aviation Trade Center, a student mechanic and an instructor work side by side using identical tools and performing identical operations on wing sections. The same method is employed in training beginners to work on other jobs in plane construction Library of Congress/NACO
Training. Work Projects Administration (WPA) vocational school. The complicated mechanism of an airplane engine will be no mystery to these District of Columbia students when they finish their WPA vocational training course in airplane mechanics. Upon completion of training, they will be qualified for jobs in some phase of the construction or maintenance of the United Nation's air armada Library of Congress/NACO
Transportation. Lend-lease shipments. An American M-4 tank coming aboard a United Nations freighter that will carry it, as part of a lend-lease shipment, together with food and other war necessities, to one of our allies Library of Congress/NACO
Tunis, Tunisia Allied troops entering the city. Library of Congress/NACO
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Vultee vengeance dive bomber Library of Congress/NACO
A war atlas for Americans NUKAT Center of Warsaw University Library
War Production Board (WPB) poster. Poster distributed by the WPB to bars, taverns, restaurants, hotels, American Legion, and Rotary Clubs. The original comes in two sizes: 7 inches by 10 inches, and 14 1/4 inches by 20 inches and is printed in black and red on white. Copies may be obtained from Bureau of Public Inquiries, 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Library of Congress/NACO
War production drive. Anthracite rallies. How the mines contribute to the nation's scrap pile was demonstrated by an enthusiastic miner during an anthracite rally, one of four held in Eastern Pennsylvania, September 28th through October 1st Library of Congress/NACO
War production drive sticker. The war production drive headquarters. The War Production Board (WPB) produced these stickers for distribution in war plants. They were designed for pasting on workers' machines to stimulate output of vital war materials. Sheets of assorted stickers may be obtained by writing Distribution Section, War Production Drive Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress/NACO
War ration book no. 3. This new ration book, replacement for present books when their stamps are used up, will be distributed during the early summer. It contains four pages of "point" stamps, similar to the point stamps in war ration book 2, though slightly different in design and printed in brown ink. It also contains four pages of "unit" stamps for the type of rationing now used for sugar, coffee, and shoes. Each page of fourty-eight stamps bears the design of a different war machine, including guns, tanks, aircraft carriers and planes Library of Congress/NACO
War wagon trailer. It's better than standing! Government girls accustomed to crowded buses in the nation's capitol try out the "stand-sit" seat--a space saving feature of the new war wagon trailer Library of Congress/NACO
William M. Jeffers Library of Congress/NACO
Women in war. Agricultural workers. With the nation's manpower swelling the ranks of the armed forces, women must step into many new occupations in both urban and rural life. These women harvest hands in Rochelle, Illinois, are helping the national welfare by picking the summer asparagus crop Library of Congress/NACO
Women in war. Summer canning workers. Food to make America strong. Women near Rochelle, Illinois, many of them schoolteachers and pupils, work in asparagus canning factories during the summer months Library of Congress/NACO
YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Skilled soldier-mechanics make up the gorund crew personnel of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia. These men keep ships like the fast YB-17 bombers in the pink of condition Library of Congress/NACO
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