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Date: 1939 

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

Photograph

WWI Ace

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Rodney Williams, a World War I pilot from Delafield, Wisconsin, posed wearing his U.S. Air Service uniform. With five enemy aircraft downed in July 1918,...

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: 1918 ca.

Description: General William "Billy" Mitchell in the cockpit of his airplane.

Date: 1935 

Description: "Doomed Demons" by Eustace L. Adams, part of the Air Combat Stories for Boys series published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1932 and 1946. The cover art is b...

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: 1916 ca.

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

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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...

Photograph

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aviation publicist Harry Bruno flanked by two Air Force generals with Wisconsin ties who played a prominent role in shaping post-World War II air defense p...

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: 1945-03 

Description: Betty Sullivan, a Red Cross worker, serves coffee in the interrogation room at Kobler Field, Saipan, for a B-29 flight crew that had just returned from a b...

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...

Photograph

Final Flight

Date: 1971-01-31 

Description: View of the cockpit as Lt. Col. Joseph Bourassa and co-pilot Leonard Dereszynski of the 440th Tactical Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve at General Mit...

Photograph

Doolittle Portrait

Date:  date unknown

Description: A photograph of General James H. Doolittle in a B-29, inscribed to aviation publicist, Harry Bruno. Doolittle's illustrious career included air racing duri...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the motion picture, "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle" (RKO, 1939). Although Astaire and Rogers were ideally cast to...

Date: 1945-03 

Description: Betty Sullivan, a Red Cross Worker, serves coffee and talks with B-29 crew at Kobler Field in Saipan. Sullivan is reaching for a large coffee pot and is su...

Photograph

WWI Pilot

Date: 1918 

Description: Captain John B. Stetson, Jr., the officer in charge of flying instruction at the American Expeditionary Force, 2nd Aviation Instruction Center near Tours,...

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.

Date: 1912 

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

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