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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 right, and a J-3 blimp, fi...

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: 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,...

Date: 1945-01-03 

Description: Sgt. Lois Burmeister at the controls of an ambulatory trainer which permits blind flying by instrument instruction by the Civil Air Patrol.

Photograph

Naval Air Station

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the "Los Angeles" refueling at the Naval Air Station. The airship, completed in 1924, is seen at a tower, flying over a field.

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Description: An Army Bell-Vertol HH-46 Chinook helicopter in the desert.

Photograph

Marine Helicopter

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

Date: 1945-10 

Description: Men and women stand on either side of a street to watch an International truck used as a float for the Naval Air Tech Training Center as part of a Navy Day...

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

Army Balloon

Date: 1904 

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

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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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.

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Description: Paratroopers of the 82nd Airbourne division seated in a C-82 prior to takeoff. From right to left are Major General Ralph M. Immell (commander of the 84th...

Date: 1949-04-27 

Description: Camp Douglas with Volk Field in the background.

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...

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...

Photograph

Naval Air Station

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the "Los Angeles," completed in 1924, landing in a field at the Naval Air Station. Two Navy officers stand in front of the airship, and a landin...

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.

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