Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Panoramic view of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress assembly area at the Vega Aircraft Corporation's main plant in Burbank, California, circa 1942-1945. Aircraft rear fuselage assemblies are seen in foreground, forward fuselage assemblies in left background, and center fuselage/wing assemblies in right background.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aircraft industry
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Lockheed Aircraft Corp

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Circa 1941-1945

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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