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D-Day Bomber

Date: 1944-06-06 

Description: Pilot Robert K. Knowles (second from left) of New Richmond, Wisconsin, and the crew of his B-24 bomber with an interrogating officer at Shipdham, England o...

Photograph

"Open Date"

Date: 1944-02-04 

Description: A pilot peers out of the window of a warplane at an airbase near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The plane has nose art depicting...

Date: 1944-12-27 

Description: War hero Capt. Richard I. Bong, of Poplar, Wisconsin, credited with knocking out 21 Japanese planes in the South Pacific, shaking hands with Governor Walte...

Date: 1944 

Description: Treasury Design No. 50, "Pilot." The poster features a pilot with his the index finger of his right hand and all five fingers of his left in the air for a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Helicopter pilot Scott Alwin, a native of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, with his UH-1 ("Huey"). Alwin spent five tours of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1972, se...

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Jacqueline Cochrane (directly under the propeller) with a group of women pilots in the British Air Transport Auxiliary. One of the leading race and test pi...

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...

Date: 1908-09 

Description: Among the spectators present to watch Orville Wright's demonstration of the Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia, were Lt. Frank P. Lahm (left), one of the...

Date: 1918 

Description: Thanksgiving Day dinner menu given by the Second Aviation Instruction Center of the American Expeditionary Forces near Tours, France. Features two servicem...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: General William "Billy" Mitchell in full dress uniform.

WWII Air Ace

Discover the history of WWII air ace Richard Bong.

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...

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: 1946-05 

Description: Mrs. Bong, Chief Justice Rosenberry, Mrs. Goodland, Governor Goodland, Marge Bong, Mr. Bong and Mr. Fred (president of the UW) await presentation of Major...

Date: 1917 

Description: The glamorous dancer Irene Castle wearing a World War I "Preparedness Uniform" of her own design. The dress was based on the uniform worn by her husband an...

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: 1954 

Description: Publicity still from "The Bridges at Toko-Ri", a 1954 Paramount Pictures release about the Korean War that starred William Holden (right) as a bomber pilot...

Date: 1939 

Description: Dickey Chapelle, in a helmet and goggles, poses next to another pilot in front of an airplane.

Date:  

Description: Josh Sanford, an unknown individual, and Willis Hofmeister, at Willis's Radio and Electric Service. Sanford served in the Air Force during World War II as...

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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