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Date: 1946-08-15 

Description: Lieut. Theordore Haspell is shown receiving four gold stars from Capt. J.E. Hurff, University of Wisconsin professor of naval science and tactics. The star...

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: 1916 ca.

Description: General William "Billy" Mitchell posing next to an airplane wearing flight gear.

Date: 1948-06-28 

Description: Wisconsin Civil Air Corps card, Escanaba chapter, issued to Meinhardt Raabe.

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...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Glenn Curtiss sold two hydroplanes (NS 1 & 2) to the U.S. Navy and continued to test them independently from their base also located on North Island. This...

Date: 1912 

Description: A hydroplane built by the Wright Brothers being tested by the U.S. Navy on San Diego Bay.

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: 1943 ca.

Description: Captain Joseph R. McCarthy, a Marine intelligence officer, interviewing pilots who have just returned from raids on Japanese installations in the Solomon I...

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...

Date: 1956-11-08 

Description: The first F-102 jet arrives at Truax Field.

Date: 1945-03-28 

Description: A page of a letter written by Dickey Chapelle to Daniel Mich describing arrival by air to an unspecified location for a mission.

Date: 1944-01-23 

Description: Chaplain Lieutenant Anthony E. Burakowski of Fairfield, Connecticut, arrives in a Piper Cub, a "grasshopper" observation airplane at Saidor, New Guinea (pr...

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...

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.

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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: 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...

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Medal Ceremony

Date: 1945-08 

Description: The medal ceremony for the crew of the Enola Gay held on Tinian Island after they dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The Enola Gay, B-29...

Date: 1943-11-21 

Description: Major Arthur L. Post of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was shot down on June 20th, 1943 and rescued on September 28th, 1943 after 101 days in the jungle. Here he is...

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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...

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