Nashville December 06, 2016
Here’s What Life In Nashville Looked Like In 1943
In the early 1940s, World War II was in full swing and we had only been involved for a short while. Smack dab in the middle of one of the most difficult fights in the twentieth century, our Tennessee folk went to work – as you can well see.
1. An optical illusion...? Nope. An amazing lady.
The Nashville Division of Vultee Aircraft Inc. was kept super busy during 1943.
2. Interesting fact?
The plant specialized in the Vultee "Vengeance" dive bomber, a plane that was originally designed for the French.
3. Who wants it?
The plane was later adopted by both the Royal Airforce and the United States Airforce.
4. We love this shot of the ladies at lunch.
That ladies WHO lunch - ladies who take lunch breaks because they have killer jobs that make a difference. Good work, America.
5. There are six machine guns attached...
The plane functions as a low-wing, single engine plane and can fly with a crew of two.
6. Wait - what's broken?
A manifold line. WE have no idea what that is, but it sure is gettin' fixed up!
7. And here we have a SUPER important part of the plane building process.
Fixing up the landing gear. NECESSARY.
8. Anybody need a tune up?
Here you can see a motor tune up in process in the February of 1943.
9. A bit of civilian life.
This young man and his little one are headed to Memphis, hailing from Louisville, Kentucky.
10. We're forever grateful.
For those Nashvillians that fought the front lines here at home and brought hope to our men overseas. It meant the world - TO the world.
This makes us so proud of our Tennessee ancestors. What good people, what a beautiful thing to work hard for their country. If you need a little more Volunteer State culture in your life –
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