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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,...

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: 1944-02-04 

Description: Pilot Staff Sergeant James P. Baldwin of Houston, Texas, poses standing with his Piper Cub at the Saidor Airstrip, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea...

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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.

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...

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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Bong and MacArthur

Date: 1944-12-12 

Description: General Douglas MacArthur congratulates Richard I. Bong, World War II Ace of Aces from Poplar, Wisconsin, after awarding him the Congressional Medal of Hon...

Date: 1943-10-21 

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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Flying School

Date: 1917-05 

Description: A ground school conducted by Princeton University for students who wished to enlist in the Army Air Service. During World War I most American aviators were...

Date: 1943 

Description: Jesse C. Brabazon, a pioneer aviator from Delavan, Wisconsin, in his uniform as a member of the Milwaukee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

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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

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: 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...

Photograph

"Naughty Blue Eyes"

Date: 1943-11-13 

Description: The crew of the "Naughty Blue Eyes" poses in front of their warplane, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator, after the Alexishafen mission. The nose art of a littl...

Date: 1960-11-01 

Description: Attendees at the Air Power banquet include, from left to right: Patricia Jensen; Brig. Gen. Kenneth H. Gibson, commander of the Chicago Air Defense Sector;...

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...

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: 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: 1917-08-21 

Description: Original caption:

"The above picture is the first that has been taken of Mrs. Vernon Castle and her soldier husband since he returned to this country aft...

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