16-inch coast artillery gun, Ft. Story, Virginia: photo by Alfred T. Palmer, March 1942
Angry men and furious machines
Swarm from the little blue of the horizon
To the great blue of the middle height.
Men scatter throughout the clouds.
The wheels are too large for any noise.
P-51 "Mustang" fighter in flight, Inglewood, California. The "Mustang", built by North American Aviation, Incorporated, is the only American-built fighter used by the Royal Air Force of Great Britain: photo by Alfred T. Palmer, October 1942
Servicing an A-20 bomber, Langley Field, Virginia: photo by Alfred T. Palmer, July 1942
The crew of an M-3 tank learn all the ways of causing trouble for the Axis with a 75-mm. gun, a 37-mm. gun and four machine guns, Fort Knox, Ky. The Fort Knox school for tank crews has graduated many men who are now ready to meet the enemy on our far flung battle lines -- and on more than equal terms: photo by Alfred T. Palmer, June 1942
Photos by Alfred T. Palmer from Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress