Productive worker


American workers made a staggering contribution to victory during World War II. They built 5,777 merchant ships, 1,556 naval vessels, 299,293 aircraft, 88,410 tanks, 6.5 million rifles, and 40 billion bullets. This 1943 photo by Charles Fenno Jacobs shows a man working on the hull of a submarine in Groton, Connecticut.

National Archives, General Records of the U.S. Navy


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