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Camp Randall

Date: 1862
Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...
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Soldiers at Camp Randall

Date: 1861
Description: Soldiers in formation at Camp Randall during winter. The season [there appears to be snow on the ground] and the tents indicate that this image was made in...
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Camp Randall

Date: 1861
Description: Christmas and New Years greeting card from Hosea W. Rood, presumably sent to his comrades of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company E, who had been...
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Flying School

Date: August 1917
Description: A visiting French officer instructs novice American pilots at Camp Mineola on the conditions that they can expect to find at the front.
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Observation Balloon

Date: August 1917
Description: A training ascension of a captive observation balloon. During their training, soldiers learned how to correctly estimate the effectiveness of artillery on...
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Flying School

Date: May 1917
Description: A ground school conducted by Princeton University for students who wished to enlist in the Army Air Service. During World War I most American aviators were...
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Sopwith Camels

Date: 1918
Description: British-built Sopwith Camels at the American Expeditionary Force 2nd Aviation Instruction Center near Tours, France. The Sopwith Camel, manufactured by the...
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"Dive Bomber"

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Description: A still from "Dive Bomber" (WB, 1941) a motion picture that starred Errol Flynn and Beaver Dam's favorite son, Fred MacMurray.
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C-124 Transport Airplane

Date: May 01 1954
Description: Men of the 57th Infantry Division wait to begin loading on a C-124C "Globemaster II" for transport to their training site. The C-124, a development on the...
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Volley Firing

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Description: Row of soldiers on one knee firing rifles.
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Vietnamese Training

Date: June 1962
Description: Training exercise for South Vietnamese soldiers in helicopter deployment. This photograph of the early stages of American involvement in the war in Vietna...
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M*A*S*H Helicopters

Date: 1960
Description: Bell Model 47 light observation helicopters during a training exercise at Fort Benning, Georgia. One of the most popular helicopters ever built, the Model...
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Fort Benning

Date: 1960
Description: President Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike), as commander-in-chief, inspects a soldier at an exhibition at Fort Benning.
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Paratrooper Training

Date: July 1963
Description: A view of special forces training taken by freelance photographer Dickey Chapelle inside a C-47 transport plane. The photograph shows the preparations for...
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Truax Field Fire Station

Date: April 10 1943
Description: Truax Army Air Field Fire Station #1 with 5 fire fighter crash crew members and their truck.
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Truax Hospital Heating Building

Date: January 22 1943
Description: Hospital heating building at Truax Army Air Field, from the west side.
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Truax Hospital Heating Building

Date: January 22 1943
Description: Hospital heating building at Truax Army Air Field, from the east side.
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Truax Hospital Heating Building

Date: January 22 1943
Description: View of pumping units in the hospital heating building at Truax Army Air Field.
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Truax Field Fire Station

Date: April 10 1943
Description: Truax Army Air Field Fire Station #1 with fire fighters and their trucks.
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Truax Field Soldiers making Telephone Calls

Date: December 17 1942
Description: View of a group of men and a woman. Some of the men are dressed in overalls and are using telephones in a bank of telephone booths at Truax Army Air Field....

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