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Date: 1949-04-27 

Description: Camp Douglas with Volk Field in the background.

Photograph

Balloon Gondola

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: The gondola crew of a World War I observation balloon that is about to ascend. Observation balloons were positioned near the front so that men in the gondo...

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.

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Description: This photograph labeled only as "Manhunt" by Milwaukee photographer Dickey Chapelle shows the interior of a helicopter used during the early stages of U.S....

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Description: Elevated view of helicopters flying over rice fields in Vietnam.

Date: 1912-05-08 

Description: License #121 issued to John Kaminski in 1912 by the Aero Club of America.

Photograph

Army Balloon

Date: 1904 

Description: The first dirigible purchased by the U.S. Army and its builder, Thomas A. Baldwin.

Date: 1945-01-03 

Description: An ambulatory trainer which permits blind flying by instrument instruction by the Civil Air Patrol. Capt. E.D. Stanley is giving instructions given by tele...

Date: 1921-07-21 

Description: One of the most important moments in the history of American aviation - the sinking of the captured German battleship "Ostfriesland" by American bombers of...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: Aerial view of flock of U.S. Marine helicopters in the sky over Vietnam. One of the dark green and yellow helicopters is in the foreground. Four others tra...

Photograph

Observation Balloon

Date: 1917-08 

Description: A training ascension of a captive observation balloon. During their training, soldiers learned how to correctly estimate the effectiveness of artillery on...

Date: 1965-06 

Description: Three men stand alongside a tarmac as a Phantom II Naval plane takes off at Miramar Naval Air Station.

Photograph

Naval Air Station

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the exterior of Hangar No. One, a steel structure erected in 1920, at the Naval Air Station and the "Los Angeles," an airship completed in 1924,...

Photograph

Marine Helicopter

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Description: Uniformed men board helicopter with "Marines" on the side.

Photograph

Naval Air Station

Date:  date unknown

Description: The "Los Angeles," completed in 1924, can be seen flying over Hangar No. One, a steel structure erected in 1920, at the Naval Air Station.

Photograph

Naval Air Station

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of "Los Angeles," completed in 1924, at the Naval Air Station. The airship has landed in a field and is loading passengers.

Photograph

Naval Air Station

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the interior of airship Hangar No. One at the Naval Air Station. The "Los Angeles," completed in 1924, is found on the left, and a J-3 blimp, fi...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: Aerial view of four U.S. Marine helicopters banking over an expanse of rice paddies in Vietnam. Fluffy white clouds fill the sky.

Photograph

Observation Balloon

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Description: A World War I observation balloon held Gulliver-like by its airship company. During World War I, balloons were positioned near the front so that observers...

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...

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