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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: 1945 

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

Date: 1945-02 

Description: Gwen Jensen, a female flight nurse, poses for a photograph during flight training at Alameda Naval Air Strip. In an anoxic faint chamber, used to simulate...

Date: 1948-06-28 

Description: Wisconsin Civil Air Corps card, Escanaba chapter, issued to Meinhardt Raabe.

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.

WWII Air Ace

Discover the history of WWII air ace Richard Bong.

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...

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...

Date: 1960-11-01 

Description: Shown in center is Major Alexander P. de Seversky, pioneer in aeronautical design and engineering, and speaker at the Air Power banquet at the Wisconsin Me...

Photograph

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: 1944 

Description: Instructor on the wing of a biplane talks with an airman trainee in the cockpit of a plane during flight training at Truax Field during World War II.

Postcard

WWI Pilot

Date: 1918 ca.

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

Date: 1944 

Description: Airman trainee in cockpit of biplane with two flight instructors standing next to the plane at Truax Field during World War II.

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: 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: 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: 1945-07-27 

Description: Funeral wreath with photograph in center of Lieut. William T. Gleason, at Lieut. Gleason's funeral service held on July 27, 1945, at St. Bernard's Church....

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: 1949-01-03 

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...

Date: 1943-11-21 

Description: Robert Doyle admires the golden oak leaf of Major Post's collar insignia. They are standing in front of the tail assembly of a plane similar to Post's. Maj...

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