B-17 riveting training - fresno
TRAINEES—These Bakersfield women of the. swing shift are being taught how to drill holes and rivet at tho local branch sub-assembly plant of the Vega Aircraft Corporation. After a few clays of training, they are placed on production work building sub-assemblies of lt-17 bombers for the U. S. Army Air Forces. Hundreds of Bakersfield utul Kern county residents are now working In this and other defense Industries established and running full blunt In the area, building materials of wnr to blast the aggressor nations of tho axis. These pictures wore cleared by tho war department for use In Bakersfield exclusively.