The Dallas based Austin Bridge Company on Singleton Blvd was contracted by the US government to produce incendiary bombs. They employed 1200 people, 85% of whom were women. Working in three shifts, they manufactured 29,524,975 magnesium bombs. The factory blew up between shifts on the night of Dec. 15, 1943. A pilot flying over Houston, 250 miles away reported seeing the flash. The building was quickly rebuilt and back in production until August 14,1945 when Japan sued for peace.
1307 Singleton Blvd. Dallas TX.
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