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  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Amazing doesn't cover it.
     
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    Absolutely flaberghasting for the aviation lover!
     
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    brndirt1 Saddle Tramp

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    Kodachrome, give me those nice bright colors....

    Thanks for sharing OP!!
     
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    rkline56 USS Oklahoma City CG5

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    Shulman's Market looks like the Duckee Market (close anyway) from the cover of "Willie and the Poor Boys", CCR. Thanks for sharing, Boss OP.
     
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    rkline56 USS Oklahoma City CG5

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    I was thinking of that when I saw the first picture, Clint.
     
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    Always a good site!
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Just a quickie???? Was it usual to go to work in a factory in states at the time fully made up in lippy and make up?
     
  10. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I'm pretty sure they knew there would be a photog at work that day.
     
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    Considering the average ISO speed of film of the era, yeah, most of those were staged publicity shots. But done using the actual workers on the plant floors. Still, a brilliant look into the era.
     
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    When Norma Jean Dougherty was photographed at Radioplane Munitions, it is pretty clear that the original shots were never published in Yank magazine. That is what the photographer himself stated, and that the one which was published is obviously “posed”. This was before she bleached out her brunette locks to the blonde she would become famous as; Marilyn Monroe was still to come.



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    Oh that was in the rules which are nailed on the entrance Gate! "No trespassing without full camo!";)
     
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    Are there any more?
     
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    Excellent. Thanks. #6: Lady wearing 66 button-think I have that drill. Got it from me gran-pappy. Ill post a pic of it. ..The drill in #10 seems different than the 1 Pappy gave me.
    Love #26: Some things never change. Buddy is picking his nose...Notice everyone is thin. They are eating apples (not hotdogs) and drinking from thermos containers ( not disposable cups). Peeps are crowding atop ma building, prolly totally against todays code. Etc....Love it.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Leccy posted the source in post #2. That's a gold mine there.
     
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    Great photos, indeed! Wow!
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Poppy raises a good one...health and safety....I wouldn't trust a 20 year old British blonde with a rivetter at 300 feet today...Am I politicaly uncorrect again? Seriously though...I support our youth of today...but maybe an age thing...I do not think anything like that could be repeated today...That as far as I'm conerned..the world turned in the eightees. But we do have nice pop idol heros instead.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I had stats on "industrial accidents" onceupona. The information was classified for years after the war, of course, don't want to let the enemy know how well we're working. The numbers were somewhat surprising. They were actually higher early in the war, and seem to have dropped off sharply in 1943. I suspect they got their safety hats on when they started losing workers to accidents. Of course it could be that the initial surge of adrenaline was replaced by the day-to-day drudge.
     
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    Your last statement probably sums it up. Can you post those stats please? Are they handy? I wish we had a home front forum too.
     

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