National Geographic : 1918 Jan
EACH SCREW MUST BE TRUE, EVERY BOLT MUST BE STRONG, IF AMERICA'S ARMADA OE THE AIR IS TO ACHIEVE VICTORY AND PEACE One of the most delicate operations in the manufacture of air planes is the making of metal fittings for the fuselage (the body of the car). PAINTING THE DISTINGUISHING STAR ON THE WINGS OEAN AMERICAN AIRPLANE In order to be readily discernible athigh altitudes, theemblems on the wings of thefighting planes ofeach nation must beaslarge as possible. The American star, inthis instance taller than theman who is painting it, iswhite onablue field. The center isred. For the aircraft emblems ofother countries seeNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, Flag Number (October, 1917), page 319.