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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: 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.

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...

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...

Photograph

Helicopter Power

Date: 1966-02 ca.

Description: Arriving at a forward area, a U.S. Air Force CH-30 helicopter carrying a 105mm howitzer is directed in for a landing. The artillery piece, which was in a r...

Date: 1949-07-15 

Description: Family portrait of Lieutenant and Mrs. Leon B.(Florence) Stephens Jr. and their eleven-month old son, Timothy, who are visiting in the home of the officer'...

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: 1956-11-08 

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

Photograph

Maitland's Fokker

Date: 1927-06 

Description: The Fokker airplane in which Lt. Lester Maitland of Milwaukee and Lt. Albert Hegenberger made the first California to Hawaii trans-Pacific crossing.

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: 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: A publicity still from "Devil Dogs of the Air," (Warner Brothers 1935) in which Milwaukee-born Pat O'Brien appeared with Jimmy Cagney. In this production,...

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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Flying School

Date: 1917-08 

Description: A visiting French officer instructs novice American pilots at Camp Mineola on the conditions that they can expect to find at the front.

Date: 1945 

Description: Civil Air Patrol membership card belonging to Meinhardt Raabe.

Date: 1943-10-24 

Description: Three officers of General Walter Krueger's staff stand on a log in front of a swimming hole located on Goodenough Island, in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (p...

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: 1922 

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

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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...

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