1942 Homefront and Factory Photos

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Ken Delfino, US Navy River Patrol Boat Captain, Vietnam

Keystone, South Dakota

HD photos from WW II using a large film camera.

Nicely posed scenes from WW II production plants, not to mention the well dressed and nice looking workers, but some of best detailed color prints you'll ever see from the 1940s.

I attended at least one air show at Mines Field, now LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL, during WWII, and later during the Korean War worked there at North American Aviation. The Douglas Plant was also located at Mines Field.

Northrop was located at Hawthorne Airport, and the Lockheed Plant was at the Burbank Airport. (Don't remember wearing goggles or gloves)

Back in the mid '70s when I was working at Hellers Camera in Bethesda Md.

I had a reference book with the war a color photo of the battleship

Pennsylvania in an advanced base sectional dock, somewhere in the

Pacific in about 1944. The quality of the photo made it clear that it

was shot with a large format camera, which puzzled me since I did not

think Kodachrome (the only modern color film of the time in the US )

was available in sheet films. A guy I worked with was an old Kodak

hand (and WWII vet, a radioman in Europe) and told me that they did

have sheet Kodachrome, and that there was only one machine to process

the film, located in Rochester . The exposed film was sent there for processing.

And note the almost complete lack of basic safety equipment. I saw

only one pair of safety glasses, and only a few of the workers were

wearing gloves. Working without gloves around sheet metal is an injury

waiting to happen.

Notice most of the woman had lip stick and nail polish on. WWII could

not have been won without the woman of America stepping into men's

shoes to build the equipment needed to defeat the axis powers.

Fascinating! Some of these images are 70 years old and look as fresh

as ever. If someone had told any of the subjects in these photos that

we'd have such a clear look at them in the year 2015... Boggles my mind.

Thought you'd find this interesting.

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