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War Effort - Assembling Airplane Flight Decks

War Effort - Assembling Airplane Flight Decks Visual Arts American History African American History Social Studies Aviation & Space Exploration World War II

Despite the limited types of jobs which writers of the 1925 War-College Report thought African-Americans would hold, many black workers were skilled laborers.  In this picture, from May of 1942, three young men are working on the flight deck of an airplane.

The U.S. National Archives provides the following description for this photo:

Final assembly of the pilo's compartment is being made by these Negro workers in a large eastern aircraft factory. These youths went directly from a war training course to their jobs in this plant.

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Media Credits

Image from Record Group 208:  Records of the Office of War Information, 1926 - 1951.  Online, courtesy U.S. National Archives, ARC Identifier 535810.

 

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