Vultee Vengeance Production Color Photographs

Here are a few photographs featuring Vengeance dive bombers under construction at Vultee’s Nashville Tennessee plant, showing some interior details and primer color of the A-31.  There was a significant effort to recruit women into war production plants.  In 1940 women made up 1% of the workforce in aviation production plants, by 1943 they comprised 65%.  “Rosie the Riveter” is still an icon today, and actual production workers were featured in contemporary press articles to encourage women to enter the workforce.  Interesting photographs which are hopefully of use to modelers. Photographs from the Alfred Palmer collection, Library of Congress.

Vengeance color photographs here: