Pictured above: This Girl In A Glass House is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber. She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17, which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany, and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men...Long Beach, California/Alfred T. Palmer, photographer/October 1942/LOC.
VAV!/June 13, 2013
On June 13, 1942, some six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Office of War Information (OWI) was created by Executive Order 9182.
The OWI operated until September 1945 and facilitated the release of war news for domestic use. Both at home and abroad, the OWI employed propaganda such as posters, films, texts and radio broadcasts to promote patriotism, issue warnings about foreign spies, and recruit women into war work. The OWI documented the war effort and archived the government's battle against poverty during the Great Depression.
Elmer Davis, a CBS newsman, was named the director of OWI.