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Old Boeing Plant has Some Secrets from World War Two - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/old-boeing-plant-secrets-world-war-two.html

Old Boeing Plant has Some Secrets from World War Two - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/old-boeing-plant-secrets-world-war-two.html

Wellington's fuselages at Brooklands at the beginning of the assembly process - Note geodesic construction

Wellington's fuselages at Brooklands at the beginning of the assembly process - Note geodesic construction

B-24s in the  Consolidated-Vultee Plant, Fort Worth, Texas–the other Liberator Plant.  In foreground are Liberator bombers while to the rear of this front line are C-87 "Liberator Express Transports" in various assembly stages. The second line is composed entirely of B-24 Liberator bombers in final assembly stages. Photo via Hometown by Handlebar Blog

B-24s in the Consolidated-Vultee Plant, Fort Worth, Texas–the other Liberator Plant. In foreground are Liberator bombers while to the rear of this front line are C-87 "Liberator Express Transports" in various assembly stages. The second line is composed entirely of B-24 Liberator bombers in final assembly stages. Photo via Hometown by Handlebar Blog

Some of Willow run's assembly line workers pose with the 7,000th Ford-built B-24 Liberator (s/n 44-50267, known as “The Lucky 7”) to come off the Willow run Line. Photo: Ford Motors

Some of Willow run's assembly line workers pose with the 7,000th Ford-built B-24 Liberator (s/n 44-50267, known as “The Lucky 7”) to come off the Willow run Line. Photo: Ford Motors

propeller manufacture.

propeller manufacture.

WWII women mechanics Marine Corps training center in Norman, Oklahoma, 1944 (colorized by Zak Kogut)

WWII women mechanics Marine Corps training center in Norman, Oklahoma, 1944 (colorized by Zak Kogut)

October 1942. "Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California." Skipping ahead to 2009, and the end of an era: Kodak announced that, after 74 colorful years, it will stop making Kodachrome film. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency photo by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

October 1942. "Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California." Skipping ahead to 2009, and the end of an era: Kodak announced that, after 74 colorful years, it will stop making Kodachrome film. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency photo by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

P/O Jan Zumbach (right) of No 303 Squadron RAF poses with the squadron's chief mechanic W/O Kazimierz Mozok at the entrance to one of the blast pens at RAF Northolt in September 1940. Zumbach scored 8 confirmed victories and 1 probable, mostly against Me 109 fighters, during the Battle of Britain.

P/O Jan Zumbach (right) of No 303 Squadron RAF poses with the squadron's chief mechanic W/O Kazimierz Mozok at the entrance to one of the blast pens at RAF Northolt in September 1940. Zumbach scored 8 confirmed victories and 1 probable, mostly against Me 109 fighters, during the Battle of Britain.

P/O Jan EL "Johnny" Zumbach of No 303 Squadron RAF is placed on standby at RAF Northolt in 1940, with the start charger plugged into Hurricane Mk I RF-U. The aircraft was flown by Sgt Josef František on 9 September during action with enemy fighters over Beachy Head after which he crash-landed in a cabbage field at Cambridgeshire Farm near Falmer shortly after 18.00hrs. During the day, the 25-year-old Czech was credited with an Me 109 and a He 111 destroyed over the Sussex coast.

P/O Jan EL "Johnny" Zumbach of No 303 Squadron RAF is placed on standby at RAF Northolt in 1940, with the start charger plugged into Hurricane Mk I RF-U. The aircraft was flown by Sgt Josef František on 9 September during action with enemy fighters over Beachy Head after which he crash-landed in a cabbage field at Cambridgeshire Farm near Falmer shortly after 18.00hrs. During the day, the 25-year-old Czech was credited with an Me 109 and a He 111 destroyed over the Sussex coast.

The first four Polish recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross of No. 303 Fighter Squadron wear their awards after a presentation ceremony by Air Marshal Sholto Douglas at Leconfield, 15 December 1940. Left to right are: Flying Officer Witold Urbanowicz, Pilot Officer Jan Zumbach, Pilot Officer Miroslaw Feric and Flying Officer Zdzislaw Henneberg. CH 1840.

The first four Polish recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross of No. 303 Fighter Squadron wear their awards after a presentation ceremony by Air Marshal Sholto Douglas at Leconfield, 15 December 1940. Left to right are: Flying Officer Witold Urbanowicz, Pilot Officer Jan Zumbach, Pilot Officer Miroslaw Feric and Flying Officer Zdzislaw Henneberg. CH 1840.