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War production manufacturing workers busy at the Douglas Aircraft Factory in Long Beach, California during World War 2

Factory workers at A-20 (Fighter-Bomber Army plane) engine line in Douglas Aircraft Factory, Long Beach, California during World War 2, supplying aircraft for the war effort. Women factory workers make adjustments to engines in a Pratt-Whitney engine line. Close up of a woman worker at work on an aircraft engine. Negro workmen stack plexiglass parts for bomber aircraft gun or bombing sights. Ex-sailor works on wing of aircraft. Shirtless worker removes an aircraft tire from a rack of tires and rolls it by hand. Propaganda cartoon poster above the rack shows a frightened Hideki Tojo up a tree and reads 'Tokio Kid Say' and shows an attack dog below, keeping him in the tree, and wearing a collar that says, "Conservation," encouraging workers to conserve and use factory resources wisely for the war effort in order to beat the Japanese.

Date: 1942, November
Duration: 2 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Women workers work at upholstering department and welding in Douglas Aircraft Factory, Long Beach, California.

Old man works on multiple-bit drill press in Douglas Aircraft Factory, Long Beach, California, during World War 2. Old men work on grinders. Both elderly women and young women war production workers in upholstering department. Women war workers wear protective helmets and shields and serve as welders. They weld parts in the aircraft factory to aid the war effort.

Date: 1942, November
Duration: 3 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Elderly men do bench work and master mechanist instructs woman to use metal lathe in Douglas Aircraft Factory.

War production workers during World War 2. Two women work on installation for fuel and oil lines in Douglas Aircraft Factory, Long Beach, California. Old men do bench work. They work with various instruments and equipment. Master mechanist instructs a young woman in use of a metal lathe.

Date: 1942, November
Duration: 2 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A-20 fighter-bomber, B-17F Super Flying Fortress and C-47 Army cargo transport assembly lines at Douglas Aircraft factory.

Assembly lines of A-20 fighter-bomber, B-17F Super Flying Fortress and C-47 Army cargo transport plane at Douglas Aircraft Plant in Long Beach, California. Workers work on engines of various planes in assembly lines.

Date: 1942, November
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People gather to watch the summer Olympic games held in Los Angeles, California.

The Games of the X Olympiad held in Los Angeles, California. Women participate in the springboard diving contest during the summer olympics of 1932. A large crowd gathers to watch the games and cheer. Georgia Coleman does a layout back somersault dive into the water, then three other dives. Closeup view of a smiling Georgia Coleman, springboard diver. Next diver shown is Dorothy Poynton on the high dive, followed by closeup shots of Dorothy after her dives. Swimmers participate in the swimming championships, including American Eleanor Holm in competition with Bonnie Mealing from Australia in the Women's 100 meter backstroke. Closeup shot of Eleanor Holm outside the pool. Americans take the lead in the games. Men participate in the 2000 meter 8 oar she crew shell boat race. American team is made up of team from the University of California. The crew shell race underway on Alamitos Bay in Long Beach California. The University of California team surges at the end to beat the team from Italy. Oil rigs and oil derricks seen in the background on shore behind the cheering crowd watching the race. The men's crew team from the University of California Bears pose for cameras on shore after their victory.

Date: 1932, August 15
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane low above the water in Long Beach, California.

Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane in Long Beach, California. Hughes' H-4 Hercules amphibious plane on display in Long Beach. Hughes walks through the internal sections of the plane. The plane off shore. Hughes at the instrument panel aboard the plane. Hughes sits at the controls in the cockpit of the plane. The plane moves ahead on the surface of water. A cameraman records the event from a boat. The plane takes off and stays low above the water for a mile and then descends back on water.

Date: 1947, November 3
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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