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EAA Acrobatics

Date: 1986
Description: Aerial acrobatics at the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) convention and fly-in at Oshkosh. The EAA encompasses all aspects of sport aviation includ...
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WWI Airplane Repairs

Date: 1918
Description: Elevated view of fuselage Repair Section of the American Expeditionary Force 2nd Aviation Instruction Center near Tours, France.
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Rosie the Riveter

Date: September 1943
Description: A real-life Rosie the Riveter instructs journalists on the Aviation Writers' Tour at the Goodyear Aircraft Factory. This plant manufactured Martin Marauder...
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Doolittle Portrait

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Description: A photograph of General James H. Doolittle in a B-29, inscribed to aviation publicist, Harry Bruno. Doolittle's illustrious career included air racing duri...
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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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WWI Pilot

Date: 1918
Description: Captain John B. Stetson, Jr., the officer in charge of flying instruction at the American Expeditionary Force, 2nd Aviation Instruction Center near Tours,...
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Treasure and Trinket Fund

Date: January 1918
Description: Mrs. William Bartlett of the Aviation Committee of the National Special Aid Society, examines metal objects donated by members to be sold to benefit Americ...
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EAA Bombing Demonstration

Date: August 1983
Description: The crowd at the Experimental Aviation Association Fly-in enjoyed a demonstration of World War II bombing. Here two planes fly through the swirling black s...
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Mogul 10-20 H.P. Tractor Pulling a U.S. Army Trailer

Date: 1917
Description: An International Harvester Mogul 10-20 H.P. tractor pulling a trailer for the Aviation Section No. 507 of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. The trailer appears t...
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Hell's Angels Scene

Date: 1930
Description: Scene at Caddo Field during the filming of "Hell's Angels," Howard Hughes' extravagant World War I aviation film. In this scene, the large vintage Gotha b...
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Middleton Man Receiving Navy Award

Date: October 30 1951
Description: Dale N. Gillings, center, of Middleton and a former naval aviation radioman receives the Distinguished Flying Cross from Commander J. E. McCue of the Madis...
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Cochrane and ATA Pilots

Date: 1941
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...
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United States Navy Aviation Training

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Description: A rear view of a sea plane marked with the number 1700 landing in Hampton Roads Harbor. On the right, another plane can be seen in the water.
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Faith and Benny on the Ambulance

Date: February 01 1919
Description: Elevated view of two men sleeping on top of an ambulance during the day. Captioned: "Faith and Benny, both in aviation now, asleep on top of the latter's a...
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Wright Brothers Memorial

Date: 1939
Description: Aerial view of a B-15 flying over the granite memorial to the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The 60-foot memorial was dedicat...
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Waukesha CAP

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Description: Parade drill of the Waukesha County unit of the Civil Air Patrol. Because World War II ended general aviation, male and female pilots who were either too o...
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Mitchell at Milwaukee

Date: 1922
Description: General William Mitchell, with his personal airplane and Milwaukee airport manager Giles Meisenheimer at Butler Field, the first Milwaukee County airport....
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Vandenberg, Bruno, and Twining

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Description: Aviation publicist Harry Bruno flanked by two Air Force generals with Wisconsin ties who played a prominent role in shaping post-World War II air defense p...
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Curtiss Aviation School Visitor and Staff

Date: March 1912
Description: Pilot Glenn Martin (left), visiting the Curtiss aviation school, with Curtiss aviators (left to right) John McClaskey and Lincoln Beachey, and with mechani...
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Airplane vs. Battleship

Date: 1913
Description: This photograph from the album of aviation pioneer Jesse Brabazon is described by him as the "first simulated bombing in history, using an aeroplane versus...

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