USA during the 1940's in colour

USA of the 1940's in HQ Colour Restored Photos Pt.2 [24 Pics]

Jul 30 2012

The follow up to our part one of amazing photos from the USA during the WW2 era. Share and enjoy!

All photos are restored and published by Shorpy.

USA during the 1940's in colour

"Big Pete" Ramagos, a rigger at work on the TVA's Douglas Dam in Tennessee (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Touching up the U.S. Army Air Forces insignia on a "Vengeance" dive bomber manufactured at Consolidated-Vultee's Nashville division (1943). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Servicing an A-20 bomber at Langley Field, Virginia (1940). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Assembling switchboxes on the firewalls of B-25 bombers at North American Aviation's Inglewood, California (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Workers installing fixtures and assemblies in the tail section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Students at Washington High School in Los Angeles training for specific contributions to the war effort (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Working on the horizontal stabilizer of a "Vengeance" dive bomber at the Consolidated-Vultee plant in Nashville (1943). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

A mechanic cleaning an air box for the engine of the truck. Fort Knox, Kentucky (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Goodyear Aircraft, Akron, Ohio. Formerly an aircraft dock, this huge building, thought to be the largest in the world with no interior supports (1941). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Douglas Aircraft Co. at Long Beach, California. Carefully trained women inspectors check cargo transport inner-wings before they are assembled on the fuselage (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Fort Knox, Kentucky. Infantryman with half-track. A young soldier sights his Garand rifle like an old-timer. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Kansas City, Kansas. B-25 bomber plane at North American Aviation being hauled along an outdoor assembly line (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

P-51 "Mustang" fighter planes being prepared for test flight near the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

A new B-25 bomber is brought for a test hop to the flight line at the Kansas City, Kansas, plant of North American Aviation (1942). Photo by Alfred Palmer.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Lucille Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service. Working at the Heil and Co. factory in Milwaukee on blackout lamps to be used on Air Force gasoline trailers (1943). Photo by Howard Hollem.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Feeding an SNC advanced training plane its essential supply of gasoline is done by sailor mechanics at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas (1942). Photo by Howard Hollem.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Rita Rodriguez. Production of B-24 bombers and C-87 transports at Consolidated Aircraft, Fort Worth, Texas (1942). Photo by Howard Hollem.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Corpus Christi, Texas. Women from all fields have joined the production army (1942). Photo by Howard Hollem.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Fruit Store and Capital Hotel at 10th and P, Lincoln, Nebraska (1942). Photo by John Vachon.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Columbia Steel Co. at Geneva, Utah (1942). Photo by Andreas Feininger.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Columbia Steel at Geneva, Utah. Servicing one of the floodlights that turn night into day on the construction site of a new steel plant needed for the war effort (1942). Photo by Andreas Feininger.

USA during the 1940's in colour

Naval Air Base at Corpus Christi, Texas. Jesse Rhodes Waller, aviation ordnance mate third class, tries out a 30-caliber machine gun he has just installed in a Navy plane (1942). Photo by Howard Hollem

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