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intricate micro bearing for B-24 gyroscope


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Greetings All,

 

I believe most of us who collect WWII militaria are attracted to the flash, color, glamour of the many types of uniforms, rank, and accoutriments that are associated with the various branchs of the military. All too often we overlook some of the contributions from the civilian population that made it possible for the soldiers to carry out their missions. My father-in-law is a classic example. He was a very precise tool and die worker with the unique reputation for being able to maintain tolerances in the tens of thousandths.

 

The attached photo shows a small ball bearing he worked on that was designed for use in the gyroscope of the B-24 bomber. It shows a small 1/4 inch thick acrylic disc with a completed bearing in the center and the component parts around the outside edge. The dime was added to show scale. The "War Worker" patch was probably worn somewhetre on his lab coat.

 

The war production workers that stayed in the States had to be satisfied with the smug satisfaction that comes from doing a good job to support the war effort. We are all lucky that such dedicated individuals focused their talents so effectivly.

 

Greg

 

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My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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We are all lucky that such dedicated individuals focused their talents so effectivly.

How true... thanks for this tribute to the warriors of the Homefront and your Father-in-Law. I see you're in Michigan... did he work at the Willow Run plant or for a sub-contractor?

 

 

Fade to Black...

Steve O. Reno

(formerly BlackWolf3945 here on USMF)

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug...

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How true... thanks for this tribute to the warriors of the Homefront and your Father-in-Law. I see you're in Michigan... did he work at the Willow Run plant or for a sub-contractor?

Fade to Black...

 

BlackWolf3945,

 

My father-in-law worked for a sub-contractor (General Motors) in Detroit. My dad worked at Willow Run prior to getting drafted. Dad help install the de-icing boots on the leading edge of a stabilizer and some interior wiring.

 

Greg

My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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donation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gif



		
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