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Date: 1977-09 ca.

Description: The first class of female Air Force jet pilots posing with a supersonic T-38 Talon training aircraft at Randolph Air Force Base. Their training was part of...

Date: 1934 

Description: Jimmy Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and Margaret Lindsay in a publicity still from "Devil Dogs of the Air" (WB, 1935). In this production Cagney and O'Brien play tw...

Photograph

Alvin Reis

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A portrait of Alvin C. Reis of Madison during his service in World War I. During the war, Reis commanded several observation balloon squadrons. Later, he b...

Photograph

Air Power Banquet

Date: 1960-11-01 

Description: Maj. Alexander de Seversky (right), speaker at the Air Power banquet at the Wisconsin Memorial Union, speaks with Donald Alexander and Marian Alexander.

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Description: Portrait of Josh Sanford sitting in an airplane during WWII. Sanford served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and is credited with being the only Native Am...

Date: 1945-07-27 

Description: Funeral wreath with photograph in center of Lieut. William T. Gleason, at Lieut. Gleason's funeral service held on July 27, 1945, at St. Bernard's Church....

Date: 1922 

Description: General William Mitchell, with his personal airplane and Milwaukee airport manager Giles Meisenheimer at Butler Field, the first Milwaukee County airport....

Date: 1943-11-21 

Description: Robert Doyle admires the golden oak leaf of Major Post's collar insignia. They are standing in front of the tail assembly of a plane similar to Post's. Maj...

Date: 1960-11-01 

Description: Among those attending the Air Power Banquet at the Wisconsin Memorial Union (left to right) are Dr. Conrad Elvehjem, president of the University of Wiscons...

Photograph

Military Aircraft

Date: 1943-09-05 

Description: Military aircraft at a Drome (airfield) near Port Moresby, preparing to take off for a landing at Nadzab near Lae. The aircraft in the foreground is named...

Photograph

Bong on Leave

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Elvated view of war hero Richard Ira Bong (center, in flight jacket) on leave in Poplar, with friends, relatives, and admirers. The group is walking down a...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Vernon Castle, half of the glamorous Castle dancing team, enlisted in the British Royal Flying Corps in 1915 and flew over 150 missions at the Western Fron...

Photograph

Lovell and Laird

Date: 1969-04-04 

Description: Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird of Wisconsin (on the far right) with astronaut James Lovell, a former student at the University of Wisconsin, and his wif...

Wisconsin History Maker Award

Read about the founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), one of the most decorated individuals in the international aviation community.

Photograph

Vernon Castle

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Captain Vernon Castle of the British Royal Flying Corps standing in uniform beside a Curtis Jenny with British markings. Castle flew over 150 missions at t...

Date: 1946-08-17 

Description: The original crew of "Dave's Dream", the B-29 airplane which dropped the first atomic bomb on Bikini Island, in front of the plane at Truax Field during a...

Date: 1952-04-29 

Description: As a promotion stunt, several of the committee members and 11 girls who were semi-finalists in the court of honor contest for the University of Wisconsin-M...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The real flying nun, Sister Mary Aquinas Kinskey, O.S.F., in a B-52 simulator with Major Ralph M. Hanson. Sister Mary Aquinas was fulfilling her dream of f...

Date: 1944 

Description: Airman trainee in cockpit of biplane with two flight instructors standing next to the plane at Truax Field during World War II.

Date: 1944 

Description: Instructor on the wing of a biplane talks with an airman trainee in the cockpit of a plane during flight training at Truax Field during World War II.

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