World War II Stockpile of 1000 lb. Bombs

World War II Stockpile of 1000 lb. Bombs

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A woman war worker checks over 1,000-pound bomb cases before they are filled with deadly charges of explosives and shipped off to Allied bases and battlefronts all over the world. Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Omaha, Nebraska, circa May 1944.

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