Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Iconic photographs of World War II aircraft factories

Vintage Wings of Canada has published a magnificent article on its Web site titled 'Manufacturing Victory:  An Homage to the Aircraft Assembly Line'.  It contains dozens of photographs (many of which I've never seen before) showing aircraft factories and assembly lines in the USA, Britain and Germany.  Here are a few examples to whet your appetite, reduced in size to fit this blog.

B-17 Flying Fortresses in Seattle, Washington

B-29 Superfortresses in Wichita, Kansas

B-24 Liberators at the famous Willow Run plant in Michigan

Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers in Germany

Avro Lancaster bombers at Woodford, England

de Havilland Mosquitoes at Hatfield, England

There are many more (and larger) images at the link.  Pure nostalgia for aircraft buffs!


1 comment:

Luke said...

Thanks! Simply amazing. I miss the bare metal look and sexy, curvy aircraft.