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Description: Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker, who earned the title "Ace of Aces" for his 27 victories during World War I. In this photograph he is posed against a plane...
Description: A hydroplane built by the Wright Brothers being tested by the U.S. Navy on San Diego Bay.
Description: Dickey Chapelle, in a helmet and goggles, poses next to another pilot in front of an airplane.
Description: Mrs. Mary Ellen Fletcher used an inheritance to fly her mother and father in-laws from Birmingham, England to Madison to witness their sons graduation from...
Description: Captain John B. Stetson, Jr., the officer in charge of flying instruction at the American Expeditionary Force, 2nd Aviation Instruction Center near Tours,...
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,...
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.
Description: Lieutenant Patrick N.L. Bellinger, one of the first Navy flyers, piloting a U.S. Navy flying boat during the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. During t...
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...
Description: Thanksgiving Day dinner menu given by the Second Aviation Instruction Center of the American Expeditionary Forces near Tours, France. Features two servicem...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Description: Among the spectators present to watch Orville Wright's demonstration of the Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia, were Lt. Frank P. Lahm (left), one of the...
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...
Description: John Kaminski of Milwaukee in his World War I pilot's uniform.
Description: A page of a letter written by Dickey Chapelle to Daniel Mich describing arrival by air to an unspecified location for a mission.
Description: The first F-102 jet arrives at Truax Field.
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