Female Lockheed employee working on a P-38 Lightning, Burbank, California, 1944

This photograph of a female Lockheed employee working on the fuselage of a P-38 Lightning in California in 1944 is strangely transfixing. Maybe because it’s a lady working on a machine, I think most men have a soft spot for that kind of thing.

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Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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