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Date: 1963-06 

Description: Dickey Chapelle receives a last minute pre-jump inspection from the 5th Special Forces Group.

Date: 1922 

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

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...

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: 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: 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

Bong on Leave

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Elvated view of war hero Richard Ira Bong (center, in flight jacket) on leave in Poplar, with friends, relatives, and admirers. The group is walking down a...

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: 1956-11-08 

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

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 Post...

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:  date unknown

Description: Helicopter pilot Scott Alwin, a native of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, with his UH-1 ("Huey"). Alwin spent five tours of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1972, se...

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: 1945-03-28 

Description: A page of a letter written by Dickey Chapelle to Daniel Mich describing arrival by air to an unspecified location for a mission.

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: 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...

Date: 1952-06-17 

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...

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

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: 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...

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