This is a 1950 flow chart/map for the NAS Norfolk Overhaul and Repair Department (frequently referred to simply as "O&R"). It provides basic directions on where aircraft go and the responsibilities of each building at the facility. Flow charts are part of everyday life in the 21st century. From manufacturing to moving offices to computer programming, few things get done without somebody drawing a flow chart. The concept started in the 1920s, but became more mainstream in American manufacturing during World War II as way to increase industrial output through increased worker productivity.
|PBM Martin flying boats stripped to the bare frame.|
|O&R workers cleaning engine parts|
|F8F Bearcats and A-1 Skyraiders are reassembled.|