Howard Hollem (OWI, 1942). Left-click photo to enlarge.
Dante Electric Company, Bantam, Connecticut. Completely at home on any of the score or so of different machines in the shop, Mrs. Dante appears to be the busiest person there. Mr. Dante watches her as she works on a burring machine.More below the fold
Ed Shaughnessy is one of the oldtimers in Bantam. For many years he worked as a plumber in the nearby town of Litchfield, living in Bantam. He has been with Dante Electric Company for twelve years now. Ed has a son in the Army, and is more than anxious to do what he can to speed production. Here he is working on the largest machine in the plant--a 150-ton drop press, used for forming heavy terminal.
Mr. Dante looks on as Mrs. Hazel Wheeler places screws into electric terminals. Mrs. Wheeler, who lives in Bantam with her husband, a machinist at the Warren McArthur Plant there, was in a happy state of mind when this picture was taken. She has just learned definitely that all was well with her son, attached to a naval medical unit at Pearl Harbor during the December 7 attack.