Men working inside a factory in Downey, California. Interior of the airplane factory. Men engaged in construction of different parts of the airplanes. Semi completed airplanes in the factory. Men working to complete the planes. An airplane takes off.
The production of aircrafts in the United States during World War II. Belleville Michigan: grid construction of probably the Willow Run plant by the Ford motor company for making the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. Downey California: airplane assembly line at the Vultee Airplane plant. Worker wearing a mask as he works. Front of the plane being carried. Workers work on different parts of the aircraft. Burbank California: assembly lines at the Lockheed aircraft corporation. Bodies of the bomber aircraft in a row. Workers work on the production line of the Lockheed bomber. The Lockheed P-38 lightning aircraft being assembled. The Lockheed P-38 lightning aircraft taxis in front of the aircraft stationed. Aircraft in flight.
Adolf Hitler's fighter plane, Messerschmidt 110 in a hangar, Downey, California. It gets a thorough inspection at the Vultee plant. Men in the cockpit of the plane inspect it. Other men watch.
A factory site. Signboard reads 'Kearn Tin Insulation Work' outside the factory. A man stacks tin containers. Two men pull a drum over a plank. Sheriff's men arrive at the site firing handguns (dramatization). Holes in window panes due to firing. Three men from factory come out with their hands-up. Federal prohibition agents and local law enforcement pull down tin siding around the factory. They break hose pipes and smash other machinery used in the illegal liquor still. An agent punctures holes in the piled tin containers filled with bootleg moonshine. Liquor gushes from the punctured tins
Workers at Vultee Plant assemble various parts of Vultee BT-13 planes in Downey CA. Assembly of wings can be seen. Workers work at main frame of plane and attach it to motored rotor blades. A completed BT-13 exits the assembly line out in open for testing.June 1941.
Crowded South Broadway street shopping district of Los Angeles California in 1950. Intersection of 7th Street and S. Broadway Los Angeles. American Red Cross flags hang from many buildings and a sign "Give more than before" as part of a blood drive. Desmonds department store sign visible in distance on South Broadway. Traffic light on the street. Pedestrians crossing the street. Vehicular traffic of cars, trucks and streetcar trolleys on the street. Passengers step down from a streetcar at a stop. It is number 59 with a sign that reads, in part, South San Pedro. View of shops on S Broadway including Bullocks Department Store on the corner of 7th Street and Broadway, Le Roys at 633 South Broadway, Harris & Frank's. A policeman stands at the intersection and directs traffic. Near ground level view of legs and feet of pedestrians with late 1940s and early 1950's mens and womens fashions. 1940s and 1950 truck, bus, and car automobile traffic clogs streets and highways of Los Angeles. Clothes hanging in front of residential garden apartments. Two babies standing in doorway of ground floor apartment, and a young boy sitting on the building steps.