B-25 Bomber Production at the Fairfax Bomber Plant (Kansas City, Kansas).
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information (OWI) Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Production. B-25 bombers.

OWI Description: "Production. B-25 bombers. Workmen perform finishing operation on a front section of a B-25 bomber. General Doolittle, who flew in a B-25 in the raid on Tokyo, has called the ship the best military plane in existence. With plenty of speed, a 1700-mile cruising range and a ceiling of 25,000 feet, it has performed brilliantly as a medium bomber and as an escort plane. Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City." [fsa 8b04707]

Production. B-25 bombers.

OWI Description: "Production. B-25 bombers. A Wright Whirlwind engine ready for installation in a new B-25 medium bomber. The B-25 is driven by two of these 1700-horsepower engines which perform brilliantly at the plane's ceiling of 25,000 feet. Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City." [fsa 8b04732]

Production. B-25 bombers.

OWI Description: "Production. B-25 bombers. Mounting a 1700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engine to the fire wall of a B-25 bomber in a Western aircraft plant. This engine is one of the two powerful units which carry the B-25 through brilliant performances up to altitudes of 25,000 feet. General Doolittle has called this ship the best military plane in existence. Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City." [fsa 8b04698]

Production. B-25 bombers.

OWI Description: "Production. B-25 bombers. Final assembly bay of a Western aircraft plant in which wings are installed on B-25 bombers. General Doolittle, who flew in a B-25 in the raid on Tokyo, has called the ship the best military plane in existence. With plenty of speed, a 1700-mile cruising range and a ceiling of 25,000 feet, it has performed brilliantly as a medium bomber and as an escort plane. Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City." [fsa 8b04713]

Production. B-25 bombers.

OWI Description: "Production. B-25 bombers. It packs a wallop the Axis has felt. A new B-25 medium bomber nearing the end of a Western aircraft assembly line. General Doolittle calls it the best military plane in existence. Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City." [fsa 8b04733]

Production. B-25 bombers.

OWI Description: "Production. B-25 bombers. A new B-25 medium bomber ready to leave the hanger at a Western aircraft plant for test flights that will determine whether it meets the Army's high standards. General Doolittle, calls it the best military plane in existence Fairfax bomber plant, Kansas City." [fsa 8b04736]


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