African Americans and the U.S. Navy
World War II Activities in the United States
Aircraft Maintenance at Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington



This page features aircraft maintenance activities of African Americans stationed at Seattle Naval Air Station during World War II.

This page provides views of African-Americans performing aircraft maintenance at N.A.S. Seattle.
For other images of African-Americans at N.A.S. Seattle during World War II,


  • Activities at Seattle, Washington

  • Steward's Mates School.
  • For other pictorial coverage of African-Americans during World War II, see African Americans and the U.S. Navy World War II

    For pictorial coverage of other eras, see African Americans and the U.S. Navy

    Click photograph for a larger image.

    Photo #: 80-G-233268

    Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


    Seaman First Class Henderson Biven working on an aircraft, 26 April 1944.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

    Online Image: 78KB; 580 x 765

    Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

     
    Photo #: 80-G-233274

    Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


    Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class Alvin V. Morrison doing overhaul work on a PBY Patrol Bomber, 27 April 1944. He may be performing radio or electrical work, as he is holding an antenna base and wearing headphones.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

    Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 600

    Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

     
    Photo #: 80-G-233275

    Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


    Mechanics working on a PBY Patrol Bomber's engine, 26-27 April 1944.
    This engine is probably a Pratt & Whitney R-1830.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

    Online Image: 68KB; 580 x 765

    Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

     
    Photo #: 80-G-233266

    Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


    Seaman Second Class Otis D. Holland (foreground) riveting a PBY Patrol Bomber's wingtip float, assisted by Seaman First Class James Johnson (inside the float), 26 April 1944.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

    Online Image: 84KB; 585 x 765

    Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

     
    Photo #: 80-G-233271

    Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


    Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Elmer Ball instructing trainee mechanics in the use of a micrometer, 26 April 1944.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

    Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 610

    Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

     
    Photo #: 80-G-233290

    Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


    African-American personnel of A&R cleaning aircraft engine parts during engine overhauls, 19 May 1944.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

    Online Image: 104KB; 740 x 615

    Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

     
    Photo #: 80-G-233291

    Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


    Ordnance Department personnel working on machine gun parts, 19 May 1944. Guns appear to be Browning .50 caliber types.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

    Online Image: 91KB; 590 x 765

    Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

     


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