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Monday, October 8, 2012

North American Aviation

Considering the publication and context, it seems like this ad for North American Aviation in the September 24, 1945 issue of Life magazine, posted on Vintage Ads, was purely a public relations effort.  It does not seem aimed at recruiting potential employees, and there seems little point in marketing military aircraft to the general public.  North American produced the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, and the AT-6 Texan trainer.

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