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Launching of U.S.S. Bronx, sponsored by Mrs. Greenslade

The U.S.S. Bronx, sliding down a ways into the Willamette River upon its launching from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the ways. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1945 (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of U.S.S. Bronx, sponsored by Mrs. Greenslade

Mrs. John Greenslade breaks a bottle on the hull of the U.S.S. Bronx, on the occasion of its launching from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Next to Greenslade is likely her husband, Vice Admiral Greenslade. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1945 (negative 7 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

U.S.S. Battle Mountain launching from Kaiser Swan Island, Portland

Louise Aaron, of the Oregon Journal, swinging a bottle at the hull of the U.S.S. Battle Mountain, upon its launching from Kaiser Swan Island. A man with a microphone is standing behind Aaron. This photograph was published on the last page of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 13, 1944 (negative 5 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

The S.S. Forbes Road sliding down a ways into the Willamette River at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Workers in safety hats are watching the ship, and wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the ways. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 9 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Mrs. Ted Gamble, holding a wrapped champagne bottle, launches the S.S. Forbes Road from Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Warren Hull is holding a microphone, and Swan Island shipyard general manager A.R. Nieman stands on the left side of the frame. This photograph was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 3 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A crowd gathered to watch the launching of the S.S. Forbes Road at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. People stand along a raised fenced area, with the shipyard visible in the background. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 7 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

People in a suspended metal box at Kaiser Company, Swan Island, at the launch of the S.S. Forbes Road. Other people stand at ground level and point upward towards the box. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 5 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Doris Michaelis and Walt Keffer with burning machine at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Doris Michaelis operates a burning machine while being watched by Burner Foreman Walt Keffer, at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Michaelis is leaning downward towards the machine, which appears to be setup on a piece of metal. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 11, 1944 (negative 6 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Phil Espeseth with burning machine at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Phil Espeseth, wearing a safety hat and goggles, leans downwards towards a double torch burning machine at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Sparks are coming from the metal. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 11, 1944 (negative 1 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Burney Steigelmier with burning machine at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Burney Steigelmier uses a Isherwood web burner at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Steigelmier is kneeling downward, wearing a head cover and face shield, next to a metal surface. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 11, 1944 (negative 2 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Welding crew with top attendance record at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A welding crew with a high attendance score at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. From left to right: (front) Foreman Archie Hodges, Vannie Feyereisen, Carm Feyereisen, Leadman Gilbert Pepper, A.E. Pollard; (back) C.S. (“Flash”) Gordon, A.E. (“Andy”) Anderson, J.N. Richardson, J.R. Bastian, C.A. (“Red”) Sexton, L.D. Erickson. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, June 11, 1944 (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Annie Klein at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

Annie Klein, wearing work wear, stands in front of a wall of schematics at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 28, 1944 (negative 4 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Evangeline Feyereisen at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Welder Evangeline Feyereisen, wearing work wear and a welding helmet, at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. A cropped version of this photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 28, 1944 (negative 2 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Nela Selzler and Lucille Rastad at Kaiser Company, Swan Island

Nela Selzler (left) and Lucille Rastad (right), sitting together inside a metal structure, at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. They’re both wearing welding helmets. Two cropped photographs were published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 28, 1944 (negative 1 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching grease crew at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

A grease crew, posing as a group, at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. From left to right (back row): Labor Supervisor Harry Stokes, John Gilbert, Leadman Harry Bartsch, Burner A.J. Bry, Cal Bumgarner, Ben Whipple, Charlie Barkman, W.M. Bowe; (front row) William Liston, Martin Hansan, C.C. Busby, R.O. Avery. This photographed was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, May 21, 1944 (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

New shell fabrication setup at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

A man stands next to a tripod (holding a total station?) under the base of a crane at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. In the distance is another crane and several structures part-way through construction. A similar photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 20, 1944 (negative 1 of 9) Original sleeve title: “Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation - boiler erection shop and new shell plate erection department.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

New shell fabrication setup at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

New industrial buildings being constructed at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Piles of wood can be seen throughout the frame, and a crane is in the distance. On the right side of the frame is a worker standing next to the metal frame. A photograph from this series was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 20, 1944 (negative 2 of 9). Original sleeve title: “Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation - boiler erection shop and new shell plate erection department.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Workers in boiler erection shop at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

Workers in a boiler erection shop at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland, standing in steam or smoke. Taken from a high angle, the floor of the building includes machinery and piles of pipe. A photograph from this series was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 20, 1944 (negative 5 of 9). Original sleeve title: “Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation - boiler erection shop and new shell plate erection department.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

"Pole cats" crew at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

The “pole cats” crew of welders at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Several people are kneeling in the front of the group while facing away from the camera, showing off “Pole Cats” painted across their backs. Some of the men and women are wearing safety helmets or face shields. A similar photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 13, 1943 (negative 2 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

“Hellcats” women welding crew at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

Women from the “hellcats” welding crew at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Top row, from left: Hazel Zimmerman, Georgie Towell, Verna McCaughey, Frances Reid (helper). Front row: Mayme Matchett, Mabel Geist, Bess Blankenship, Vivian Sales, Martha Raymond, and Leadman Paul (‘Doc’) Shade. This photograph was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 23, 1944 (negative 1 of 3). See also: negative 901-1.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

“Hellcats” women welding crew at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland

Women from the “hellcats” welding crew at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wearing welding gear and face shields, the group is standing in an industrial area. A photograph from this series was published on page D1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 23, 1944 (negative 1 of 3). See also: negative 901-3.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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