Interesting picture from WWII Nashville as a woman factory worker rivets a part on a “Vengance” Dive Bomber built by Vultee Aircraft…
The interesting part here – to me at least is a black factory worker in the South during the early 40′s. Vultee initially didn’t become a big name because most of it’s aircraft were built for our allies and foreign consumption.
Vultee would be reorganized in 1943 to become Convair, which would build the massive B-36, the F-102 Delta Dagger, F106 Delta Dart, the B-58 Hustler, and the Atlas Centaur Rocket booster. As a kid I built Revell models of most of these aircraft (what fun!).
Thinking of things that go fast and bump in the night… (more…)