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Army Mechanics and TD-14 Tractor

Date: 1941
Description: Military mechanics and TD-14 crawler tractor with a Hughes-Keenan Crane servicing a B-17 bomber in MacDill Field hanger. MacDill Field, now MacDill Army Ai...
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WW II Defense Work

Date: 1944
Description: Two female sheet metal workers fabricating engine cowlings for Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando cargo and transport planes at the International Harvester's Aub...
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Factory Workers Assembling Airplane Engine Cowling

Date: 1944
Description: Factory workers assembling an engine cowling for the Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando cargo and transport airplane during World War II at International Harvest...
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Joseph McCarthy as "Tail Gunner Joe"

Date: 1943
Description: Marine Captain Joseph R. McCarthy, later a Wisconsin senator, posing as a tail gunner during World War II in Douglas SBD Bomber. McCarthy was an intelligen...
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William "Billy" Mitchell in Flight Gear

Date: 1916
Description: General William "Billy" Mitchell posing next to an airplane wearing flight gear.
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Wright Brothers' Hydroplane

Date: 1912
Description: A hydroplane built by the Wright Brothers being tested by the U.S. Navy on San Diego Bay.
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Bellinger in Navy Flying Boat

Date: 1914
Description: Lieutenant Patrick N.L. Bellinger, one of the first Navy flyers, piloting a U.S. Navy flying boat during the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. During t...
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Curtiss Hydroplane in San Diego Bay

Date: 1912
Description: Glenn Curtiss sold two hydroplanes (NS 1 & 2) to the U.S. Navy and continued to test them independently from their base also located on North Island. This...
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WWI Pilot

Date: 1918
Description: John Kaminski of Milwaukee in his World War I pilot's uniform.
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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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First to Fly — Army Demonstration

Date: September 17 1908
Description: Soldiers at Fort Myer, Virginia, watching Orville Wright demonstrate the Wright Brothers' airplane for the U.S. Army. Milwaukee's Billy Mitchell is said to...
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Eddie Rickenbacker-Ace of Aces

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Description: Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker, who earned the title "Ace of Aces" for his 27 victories during World War I. In this photograph he is posed against a plane...
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Doomed Demons

Date: 1935
Description: "Doomed Demons" by Eustace L. Adams, part of the Air Combat Stories for Boys series published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1932 and 1946. The cover art is b...
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Vintage Airplanes

Date: July 27 1988
Description: Vintage aircraft always attract attention. In 1988 on their way to the EAA convention, the national organization of owners of World War II trainers made a...
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Final Flight

Date: January 31 1971
Description: View of the cockpit as Lt. Col. Joseph Bourassa and co-pilot Leonard Dereszynski of the 440th Tactical Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve at General Mit...
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Atlantic-Crossing Airplanes

Date: May 15 1919
Description: Navy seaplanes NC-1 and (in the foreground) NC-3 at Trepassay Bay, the jumping off point for the first attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Not in the...
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Air Race Winner

Date: 1947
Description: William Brennand of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Brennand piloted Steve Wittman's "Buster" to victory in the 1947 National Air Races. This photograph is from the co...
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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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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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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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