Ajax loader
Rosie the Riveter
Women workers filled a crucial void and broke gender barriers when the nation's men were off at war. Nicknamed "Rosies" after one of the first women to work in a defense factory, the women were immortalized in a poster of a worker flexing her muscles with the slogan "We Can Do It."
Vintage Douglas Airview Cover, Woman with American Flag
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Vintage Douglas Airview Cover, Woman with American Flag
Vintage Douglas Airview Cover, Woman with American Flag
Douglas "Rosies" in California Enjoy a Lunch Break on the Boeing B-17 Line
BI226588 (kstdr-w6-28)
Douglas "Rosies" in California Enjoy a Lunch Break on the Boeing B-17 Line
Boeing plants built a total of 6,981 B-17s in various models, and another 5,745 were built under a nationwide...
"Rosie" Drives a Douglas Company Car
BI226590 (kstor-c05-1)
"Rosie" Drives a Douglas Company Car
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
"Rosie" the Spot Welder
BI226592 (kstor-w4-5)
"Rosie" the Spot Welder
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
Patriotic "Rosies" Raise the Flag
BI226604 (nn_eflag)
Patriotic "Rosies" Raise the Flag
The U.S. Army and Navy gave E Awards to defense industries that exceeded production quotas during WWII....
"Rosies" with C-47 Outer Wings in Assembly at Long Beach
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"Rosies" with C-47 Outer Wings in Assembly at Long Beach
By 1941 the old Air Corps had been transformed into the Army Air Forces, and it selected a modified version...
"Rosie" Applies Lipstick
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"Rosie" Applies Lipstick
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
"Rosie" Rivets
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"Rosie" Rivets
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
Lady Spot Welder
BI226612 (nn_welder)
Lady Spot Welder
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
Douglas Aircraft Rosies
BI231931 (douglasaircraftrosies)
Douglas Aircraft Rosies
Seven Douglas Aircraft "Rosie the Riviters" pose in from of Douglas airplane.
B-29 Superfortress Wing Production, Rosie the Riveter
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B-29 Superfortress Wing Production, Rosie the Riveter
Boeing submitted the prototype for the B-29 long-range heavy bomber to the Army in 1939, before the United...
Employee on a B-25 Mitchell Tail
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Employee on a B-25 Mitchell Tail
Named after General 'Billy' Mitchell, America's foremost supporter of air power, the B-25 Mitchell first...
Woman Arming a B-25G Mitchell on Ground with Ammo
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Woman Arming a B-25G Mitchell on Ground with Ammo
Named after General 'Billy' Mitchell, America's foremost supporter of air power, the B-25 Mitchell first...
Workers Crating Lend-Lease P-51 Mustangs for Shipment
BI212130 (84-852g)
Workers Crating Lend-Lease P-51 Mustangs for Shipment
North American Aviation's powerful and agile P-51 was the first single-engine aircraft based in England...
Woman Cleaning P-51 Mustang Propellers
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Woman Cleaning P-51 Mustang Propellers
North American Aviation's powerful and agile P-51 was the first single-engine aircraft based in England...
Woman Performing B-25 Mitchell Engine Repair
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Woman Performing B-25 Mitchell Engine Repair
Named after General 'Billy' Mitchell, America's foremost supporter of air power, the B-25 Mitchell first...
Woman at Work, Circa 1942
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Woman at Work, Circa 1942
Woman at Work, Circa 1942
Woman at Work, Circa 1942
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Woman at Work, Circa 1942
Woman at Work, Circa 1942
Woman at Work, Circa 1942
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Woman at Work, Circa 1942
Woman at Work, Circa 1942
Woman at Hydraulic Test Bench
BI210356 (kc88)
Woman at Hydraulic Test Bench
Woman testing actuators at Hydraulic test bench.
Wiring Control Panel
BI29728 (hs3937c)
Wiring Control Panel
Wiring Control Panel
Machine Gun Test
BI29754 (naa3573)
Machine Gun Test
Machine Gun Test
B-25 Mitchell Final Assembly
BI29756 (naa3824)
B-25 Mitchell Final Assembly
Named after General 'Billy' Mitchell, America's foremost supporter of air power, the B-25 Mitchell first...
Men and Women Building B-17 Flying Fortresss Together
BI29558 (k293)
Men and Women Building B-17 Flying Fortresss Together
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
"Lady Fingers" Assembles Airplane Parts
BI225849 (34-11-1)
"Lady Fingers" Assembles Airplane Parts
"The Douglas-built Flying Fortress is a tough baby and at Long Beach Plant it's "lady fingers" that are...
"Rosie" the Welder, Douglas Aircraft
BI226277 (311-6-5)
"Rosie" the Welder, Douglas Aircraft
A welder's average hourly pay during WWII was better than most factory workers. Their pay ranged from...
Women Workers at Douglas Aircraft's Santa Monica Facility
BI226281 (34-3-5sm)
Women Workers at Douglas Aircraft's Santa Monica Facility
Using the Buck Rogers Gun, a woman inserts a rivet, while another woman is positioned on the inside of...
Douglas Aircraft Worker in Wheel Well of a DC-3
BI226283 (34-3-5sm_dc3)
Douglas Aircraft Worker in Wheel Well of a DC-3
One of the heroes of World War II was "Rosie the Riveter," a name proudly adopted by the millions of...
Douglas Employees with a Sub-Assembly Jig
BI226285 (35-11-13lb)
Douglas Employees with a Sub-Assembly Jig
One of the heroes of World War II was "Rosie the Riveter," a name proudly adopted by the millions of...
Female Douglas Employees Assemble an SBD Tail
BI226287 (nn_es_sbd_tail)
Female Douglas Employees Assemble an SBD Tail
One of the heroes of World War II was "Rosie the Riveter," a name proudly adopted by the millions of...
Douglas Employee Rivets an Unidentified Aircraft
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Douglas Employee Rivets an Unidentified Aircraft
One of the heroes of World War II was "Rosie the Riveter," a name proudly adopted by the millions of...
Lunch Time on the A-20 Line
BI226357 (35-11-2lb)
Lunch Time on the A-20 Line
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
Douglas Aircraft Worker, circa 1943
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Douglas Aircraft Worker, circa 1943
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
Electrical Assembler with an Unidentified Douglas Aircraft
BI226484 (lk1669)
Electrical Assembler with an Unidentified Douglas Aircraft
Electrical installers were well paid at the Douglas Long Beach Plant by comparison to other factory workers,...
"Rosies" Hard at Work at Douglas' Santa Monica Facility During WWII
BI226564 (35-11-22)
"Rosies" Hard at Work at Douglas' Santa Monica Facility During WWII
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
Douglas Santa Monica "Rosies" on top of Fuselage
BI226568 (53-10-9)
Douglas Santa Monica "Rosies" on top of Fuselage
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
A Douglas "Rosie" in Long Beach Rivets a Boeing B-17 Tail
BI226576 (c5261)
A Douglas "Rosie" in Long Beach Rivets a Boeing B-17 Tail
Boeing plants built a total of 6,981 B-17s in various models, and another 5,745 were built under a nationwide...
Douglas "Rosies" Riveting a Leading Edge Subassembly
BI226578 (c5663)
Douglas "Rosies" Riveting a Leading Edge Subassembly
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
"Rosie" on the Douglas A-20 Havoc Assembly Line
BI226580 (c6179)
"Rosie" on the Douglas A-20 Havoc Assembly Line
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
Douglas "Rosies" Wing Jig Crew Assemble a Boeing B-17 During WWII
BI226582 (c6322)
Douglas "Rosies" Wing Jig Crew Assemble a Boeing B-17 During WWII
Boeing plants built a total of 6,981 B-17s in various models, and another 5,745 were built under a nationwide...
Woman Worker at North American's Kansas City Assembly Facility, circa 1943
BI227369 (naa6495)
Woman Worker at North American's Kansas City Assembly Facility, circa 1943
At first, women worked only in the small handwork departments at NAA's Kansas division. Then gradually...
B-17 Manufacturing at Douglas Long Beach Plant
BI227931 (c5589)
B-17 Manufacturing at Douglas Long Beach Plant
A "Rosie" at Douglas' Long Beach Plant applies rivets to a Boeing B-17 built under a nationwide collaborative...
A Boeing Rosie at Work
BI229957 (p2535)
A Boeing Rosie at Work
As American men went to war during WWII, women built airplanes. Thousands of women, symbolized by "Rosie...
Scroll Delivered with Last B-24 Assembled at Douglas-Tulsa, the Tulsamerican
BI231145 (tasm139)
Scroll Delivered with Last B-24 Assembled at Douglas-Tulsa, the Tulsamerican
Scroll Text: TO COMBAT CREW MEMBERS OF THIS LIBERATOR BOMBER! THIS WAR PLANE IS THE LAST OF HUNDREDS...
"Rosies" at Work at Douglas' Long Beach on an Electrical Assembly
BI226574 (c18910-3)
"Rosies" at Work at Douglas' Long Beach on an Electrical Assembly
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
Assembling B-17 Dorsal Fins at Douglas Long Beach Factory in 1943
BI233844 (c-14826)
Assembling B-17 Dorsal Fins at Douglas Long Beach Factory in 1943
Boeing plants built a total of 6,981 B-17s in various models, and another 5,745 were built under a nationwide...
A "Rosie" at Work at Douglas' Long Beach Factory
BI226584 (c6339)
A "Rosie" at Work at Douglas' Long Beach Factory
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
A Douglas "Rosie" Works in the Shadow of a C-47 Wing
BI225581 (c6051)
A Douglas "Rosie" Works in the Shadow of a C-47 Wing
Every branch of the U.S military and all the major allied powers flew the miltary transport version of...
North American's KC Production Facility
BI227365 (naa6493)
North American's KC Production Facility
At first, women worked only in the small handwork departments at NAA's Kansas division. Then gradually...
"Rosies" at Work in North American's Kansas City Facility
BI227367 (naa6494)
"Rosies" at Work in North American's Kansas City Facility
At first, women worked only in the small handwork departments at NAA's Kansas division. Then gradually...
B-29 Superfortress Dorsal Fin Inspection
BI215670 (x142)
B-29 Superfortress Dorsal Fin Inspection
The Boeing B-29, the most technologically advanced airplane produced during World War II, first flew...
Two North American Aviation Factory Workers, circa 1942
BI222523 (naa111)
Two North American Aviation Factory Workers, circa 1942
Two North American Aviation Factory Workers, circa 1942
Two North American Aviation Factory Workers, circa 1942
BI222525 (naa112)
Two North American Aviation Factory Workers, circa 1942
Two North American Aviation Factory Workers, circa 1942
Boeing Factory Worker Drills Rivets
BI222539 (p2518)
Boeing Factory Worker Drills Rivets
Boeing Factory Worker Drills Rivets
Boeing Employees Bucks Rivets on a B-17 Flying Fortress
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Boeing Employees Bucks Rivets on a B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing plants built a total of 6,981 B-17s in various models, and another 5,745 were built under a nationwide...
B-29 Superfortress Wing Spar Assembly
BI223947 (wr-c1)
B-29 Superfortress Wing Spar Assembly
B-29 bomber production became the largest single airplane program during WWII, involving a nationwide...
Two Gun Shop Mechanics Install the Tub on a B-17 Flying Fortress Chin Turret
BI212176 (h1291)
Two Gun Shop Mechanics Install the Tub on a B-17 Flying Fortress Chin Turret
In response for the Army's request for a large, multiengine bomber, the B-17 (Model 299) prototype, financed...
Man and Woman Bucking Rivets
BI212220 (hs1162)
Man and Woman Bucking Rivets
The Allied demand for huge quantities of advanced bombers fueled a rapid increase in production and personnel...
Man and Woman Bucking Rivets on a B-17 Flying Fortress
BI212222 (hs3780)
Man and Woman Bucking Rivets on a B-17 Flying Fortress
The Allied demand for huge quantities of advanced bombers fueled a rapid increase in production and personnel...
Woman Drilling a B-17 Flying Fortress During Assembly
BI212236 (p2390)
Woman Drilling a B-17 Flying Fortress During Assembly
The Allied demand for huge quantities of advanced bombers fueled a rapid increase in production and personnel...
Wiring the Flight Engineer's Board on a B-29 Superfortress
BI212010 (t227)
Wiring the Flight Engineer's Board on a B-29 Superfortress
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the most technologically advanced airplane produced during World War II,...
Mechanics Assemble a B-17 Flying Fortress Nose Section
BI211482 (hs3759)
Mechanics Assemble a B-17 Flying Fortress Nose Section
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
Women Riveting
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Women Riveting
Women Riveting
Women Building B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber
BI29588 (p1664)
Women Building B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
Ladies Decorate the Tail Section of Boeing Plant II's Last B-17 Flying Fortress
BI211478 (h4239)
Ladies Decorate the Tail Section of Boeing Plant II's Last B-17 Flying Fortress
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
Woman Installs New Cheek Guns on B-17 Flying Fortress
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Woman Installs New Cheek Guns on B-17 Flying Fortress
In response for the Army’s request for a large, multiengine bomber, the B-17 (Model 299) prototype, financed...
Woman Aligning B-17 Flying Fortress Top Turret Guns
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Woman Aligning B-17 Flying Fortress Top Turret Guns
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
Ladies with 20mm Cannons on a P-51 Mustang
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Ladies with 20mm Cannons on a P-51 Mustang
North American Aviation's powerful and agile P-51 was the first single-engine aircraft based in England...
C-47 Skytrain with Women Workers
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C-47 Skytrain with Women Workers
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1941-1946): In 1941 the DC-3 was selected as the standard transport aircraft for...
Engine Worker with an A-20
BI226482 (lk1629)
Engine Worker with an A-20
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
"Rosie" Refuels an A-20 Havoc
BI226602 (lk1616)
"Rosie" Refuels an A-20 Havoc
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, American men enlisted and faltering wartime factories called on...
Douglas Long Beach "Rosies" with their 2,000th C-47 Skytrain
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Douglas Long Beach "Rosies" with their 2,000th C-47 Skytrain
Although the exterior signatures in chalk were removed from this plane before delivery to the U.S. Army...
Proud "Rosie" Rolls Out the 2000th C-47 Skytrain
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Proud "Rosie" Rolls Out the 2000th C-47 Skytrain
By 1941 the old Air Corps had been transformed into the Army Air Forces, and it selected a modified version...
Girl on Carloader
BI29600 (p3437)
Girl on Carloader
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
First Shift Mail Clerks, 1942
BI29582 (p1292)
First Shift Mail Clerks, 1942
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
Women Stand in Front of "5 Grand" B-17 Flying Fortress
BI21964 (p4844)
Women Stand in Front of "5 Grand" B-17 Flying Fortress
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
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