Large quantity of color pictures of the US in the 1930s and 1940s

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    #1 Jenisch, May 16, 2014
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    Link for the flickr account of the US Library of Congress, which contains the photos:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157603671370361

    I hope you people enjoy them.

    There are interesting pictures about WWII aviation, some which I will post here:

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    Caption of the photo above says: North American's P-51 Mustang Fighter is in service with Britain's Royal Air Force, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. 1942 Oct.

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    Caption says: Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine. Ground crew making a routine overhaul of a patrol plane, Coastal Patrol #20 1943 June

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    Caption says: Training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942 May

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    Caption says: Assembling B-25 bombers at North American Aviation, Kansas City, Kansas. 1942 Oct.

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    Caption says: Making wiring assemblies at a junction box on the fire wall for the right engine of a B-25 bomber, North American Aviation, Inc., [Inglewood], Calif. Forward of this wall will be mounted one of the two 1,700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engines which carry the B-25 through performances up to Altitudes of 25,000 feet. 1942 July.

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    Caption says: Civilian pilot training school, returning from practice flight, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex. 1942 Jan.

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    Caption says: Instructor and students studying a map, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex. 1942 Jan.

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    Caption says: Instructor explaining the operation of the parachute to students, Meacham Field, Fort Worth, Tex. 1942 Jan.
     
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    I like that there are many unusual photos, such as those of a B-25 model being tested in a wind tunnel:

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