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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: 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: 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

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.

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Description: Portrait of Major Richard Ira Bong, medal of honor winner from Poplar, Wisconsin. Flying a P-38, Bong shot down more enemy aircraft than any other American...

Date: 1948-11-08 

Description: Capt. Homer P. Anderson, U.S. Air Force, (center) posing at a meeting of the Kiwanis club at the Park Hotel. With him are his co-pilot from Langley Field i...

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: 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,...

Date: 1953-04-15 

Description: Infantry troops of the 8th Army preparing to board a Bell UH-1D helicopter of the 6th Transportation Helicopter Company for transport to the front.

Postcard

WWI Pilot

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: John Kaminski of Milwaukee in his World War I pilot's uniform.

Date: 1949-01-03 

Description: Glady McConochie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris McConochie of Pardeville, in center, taking her oath from Elmer H. Gibson, at left, commanding officer of...

Photograph

Sopwith Camels

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Two Sopwith Camels, somewhere in France. This image is from the photo collection of Alvin Reis of Madison. He made many wartime photos into lantern slides...

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...

Historical Essay

Milwaukee's Maverick Aviator

Milwaukee's William Mitchell went from a court-martial for insubordination to being widely understood to be the father of the modern U.S. Air Force.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Vernon Castle, half of the glamorous Castle dancing team, enlisted in the British Royal Flying Corps in 1915 and flew over 150 missions at the Western Fron...

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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

"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...

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: 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...

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...

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