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Truax Field

Date: 1948
Description: A Beechcraft 18 in the former Air Force hangar at Truax Field. This photograph was taken shortly after Wisconsin Central Airlines moved its headquarters fr...
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Helicopter Power

Date: February 1966
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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Berlin Airlift Coal Shipment

Date: 1948
Description: A British soldier directs the truck driver as German workers prepare to load a shipment of coal on a U.S. Air Force C-54 airplane at Fassberg Airfield. Fro...
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Berlin Airlift Skytrain

Date: 1948
Description: The reason for the official name for the Berlin Airlift, "Operation Skytrain," is suggested by this photograph of C-47 transport airplanes unloading at Tem...
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"Chicagoans'" Band

Date: November 07 1944
Description: The Army Air Force "Chicagoans" Band, with five musicians playing their instruments on a stage decorated with banners, flags and Milwaukee Road logos for "...
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Marge Bong and General Kenney at Bong Memorial

Date: May 1946
Description: Marge Bong and General Kenney standing by a bust of Major Richard Ira Bong (1920-1945), at the Richard Bong Memorial dedication on Memorial Day.
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"Dave's Dream" Pilot Major Woodrow Swancutt

Date: August 17 1946
Description: Mrs. J.C. Ferguson, pilot Major Woodrow Swancutt, and Dick Johnson standing in front of B-29 airplane, "Dave's Dream" at Truax Field. Major Swancutt, a Wi...
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Madison Air Force Enlistees

Date: January 03 1951
Description: A group of air force enlistees poses for a group portrait before departing from Madison for Milwaukee. They are part of the thirty-three who were accepted...
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Madison Air Force Enlistees

Date: January 03 1951
Description: Three brothers, part of the thirty-three enlistees accepted by the Madison Air Force recruiting station, posing near the office in the Federal building. Th...
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1951-52 United Givers' Fund Drive

Date: October 16 1951
Description: Representing the Armed Forces is Pfc. John Mullinax of St. Joseph, Missouri, who is stationed with the air force at Truax Field. More than nine hundred vol...
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"Operation Badger" Air Force Recruits

Date: December 06 1951
Description: Mayor George Forster, far left, looks on as Col. Robert D. Montagne of General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, also at left, administers the oath of enlistment...
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Operation Badger Air Force Recruits

Date: December 06 1951
Description: Pvt. Tom Voigt, Ixonia (at right), one of forty-seven "Operation Badger" Air Force recruits sworn in at Madison, shakes hands with his father, Ray Voigt (r...
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Operation Badger Air Force Recruits

Date: December 06 1951
Description: Pvt. Gregory Becker, Beaver Dam (left), leader of the forty-seven "Operation Badger" Air Force recruits, is presented with numerous gifts to present (inclu...
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YWCA-USO Hostess Unit Organizers

Date: January 16 1952
Description: Organizers of a new YWCA-USO hostess unit discussing social events at Truax Field. Left to right are Mrs. Harris G. (Marion) Allen, senior hostess; Miss Do...
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Neils Lassen

Date: March 05 1952
Description: Twenty-two year-old Danish immigrant, Neils Lassen, right, uses a globe map to point out his native Denmark to Major Roberts of the Madison Army and Air Fo...
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Women on Air Force Tour

Date: May 18 1953
Description: At Truax Field, Lieutenant H.B. Smith adjusts a parachute on Lillian Nitcher, one of a group of eighteen area women who were selected to make an official A...
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Aluminum Runway Repair in Vietnam

Date: 1967
Description: A group of men from the Air Force's Red Horse heavy repair squadrons stand outdoors while making repairs on an aluminum runway in Vietnam. An airplane is b...
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Runway Repair in Vietnam

Date: 1967
Description: Three men of the Air Force Red Horse heavy repair squad make adjustments to the runway at Phan Rang, a South Vietnam airbase. An International pay scraper...
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Runway at Phan Rang

Date: 1967
Description: A man directs International pay scrapers along a runway at Phan Rang air force base in Vietnam.
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Navy Plane on Tarmac

Date: June 1965
Description: Side view of a Navy plane marked with "8376" and squadron number "VF-161" on a tarmac at Miramar Naval Air Station. Written on the photograph in grease pen...

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