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Members of the German military carry lit torches in honor of General (GEN) Charles L. Donnelly Jr., departing commander in chief, US Air Force Europe, and Allied Air Forces Central Europe. The Soldiers are participating in the"Grand Tatoo,"one of the West Germany military's highest honors

A close up view of a US Air Force B-2 Spirit Bomber from 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, MO being refueled by the boom and refueling arm of a KC-10 Extender aircraft. The image was taken from the Boom Operators position

Airplanes - Flight - The Torpedo-Aeroplane, A new arm precluded by Armistice. Among new devices which Armistice prevented Royal Air Force from putting into use against enemy was torpedo-aeroplane. Considered to be greater potential value than submarine, and would doubtless have proved astonishingly efficient. Central News Service

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - Airships that may be used for passenger service. British Royal Air Force Official photograph. Dirigible built in 1917 with duralumin girders, is 540 feet long and has been sleeping quarters for the crew

Airplanes - Historical - General W.S. Brancker of the English Air Force, and Major C.K. Rhinehardt of American Aviation Corps, who flew from Mineola to witness launching of the Handley-Page Aero Langley, at Elizabeth, N.J

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - A bit of America's Air Force. A number of aviation instructors, mechanicians, and students at the Wilbur Wright Aviation camp, one of the biggest aviation schools in the U.S

Airplanes - Historical - The Torpedo-Aeroplane, a new arm precluded by Armistice. Among new devices which Armistice prevented Royal Air Force from putting into use against enemy was torpedo-aeroplane. Considered to be greater potential value than submarine, and would doubtless have proved astonishingly efficient. Central News Service

Airplanes - Historical - Flying above the clouds. Taken from an observation balloon showing pilot of the Royal British Air Force, 5,000 feet above sea level

9th Air Force Havocs Operating from Bases in France Use the Newly Developed Pathfinder Radar

AAF REPORT

AAF REPORT
AAF REPORT

NORMANDY, THE AIRBORNE INVASION OF FORTRESS EUROPE

Fighter Operations, 6th Air Force, ETO, 01/1945

The fight for the Sky

The fight for the Sky
The fight for the Sky

8TH AIR FORCE FIGHTER OERATIONS, GERMANY, 02/03/1945

An aerial view of Bldg. 1535, occupied by HQ SAC until Feb. 1948, when the Military Air Trans. Service, later to become the Military Airlift Command, moved in. The Research and Development Command, later to become the Air Research and Development Command, replaced MATS in Jan. 1951. On April 1, 1961 the ARDC became the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)

The Last Bomb

The Last Bomb
The Last Bomb

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Gen. Charles Lecheres, Chief of Staff, French Air Force, Gen. Lauris Norstad, CinC, Allied Air Forces Central Europe, AND Cdt. Daniel Cottard, Interpreter]

[Contract for Housing Air Force Personnel]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Here Comes the Band - Royal Air Force Band)]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

[Mystere IV - American Air Force Team Visit Dassault Co. Testing Grounds]

U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, at Hector Field, N.D., on June 1950. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, in flight near Hector Field, N.D., sometime in early 1950. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, in the early 1950s. Known identities from right to left in the ground row are Thornton Becklund; Duane"Pappy"Larson; and Robert Olwin, far left unknown. Thomas Marking is on the wing on the right. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, sometime in 1953. Pictured left-to-right, Thornton E. Becklund; Robert Olwin; Thomas Marking; and Duane"Pappy"Larson. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft at Camp Williams, Wisconsin in 1953. Pictured left-to-right, Robert Olwin; Duane"Pappy"Larson; and Thornton E. Becklund. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force maintenance personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, operate an aircraft two tractor near F-51D Mustang aircraft at Camp Williams, Wisconsin in 1953. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force munitions handler assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, loads .50 caliber ammunition into a F-51D Mustang aircraft, at Camp Williams, Wisconsin, in June 1953. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force North Dakota Air National Guard pilot Duane"Pappy"Larson (foreground left), signs his logbook with members of his ground crew, on the wing of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, at Camp Williams, Wisconsin, in June 1953. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, at Camp Williams, Wisconsin in June 1953. L-R: Foster; Erickson; Becklund; and Knutson (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

PARTNERS IN FREEDOM, 06/06/1956

PARTNERS IN FREEDOM, 06/06/1956
PARTNERS IN FREEDOM, 06/06/1956

B-47 Taking off at Portsmouth Air Force Base

Exercises at Portsmouth Air Force Base Dedication Ceremonies

New Hampshire Secretary of State at Portsmouth Air Force Base Dedication Ceremonies

Congressman and Mrs. Merrow at Portsmouth Air Force Base Dedication Ceremonies

Governor Lane Dwinell of New Hampshire at Portsmouth Air Force Base Dedication Ceremonies

Flag Bearers and Photographers at Portsmouth Air Force Base Dedication Ceremonies

General and Mrs. Fleming and Senator and Mrs. Bridges at Portsmouth Air Force Base Dedication Ceremonies

Poster "VN Army's Air Force"

Capehart Housing, Loring Air Force Base

Loring Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, Robert Groom and Neil Modin, photographed with their F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft from 1954-to-1960. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Brig. GEN. Thornton E."BECK"Becklund, 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, climbs into the cockpit of a F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft from 1954-to-1960. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photograph standing in front of a F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft from 1954-to-1960. Pictured standing left-to-right are: Marshall Johnson; Thor Hertsgaard; and Duane"Pappy"Larson. Kneeling left is Alexander P. Macdonald. The person kneeling on the right is unknown. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

Loring Air Force Base Drainage Ditch

Loring Air Force Base Access Road

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies at the Headquarters Building of Hanscom Air Force Base

Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies at the Headquarters Building of Hanscom Air Force Base

Graduating Cadets Toss Caps in the Air as President John F. Kennedy Looks on, Falcon Stadium, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

President and Mrs. Kennedy Deplane from Air Force One at Love Field, Dallas, Texas

Photograph of a Rocket being Loaded into a United States Air Force Aircraft

Photograph of a Rocket being Loaded into a United States Air Force Aircraft

Photograph of Scientists and Other Men next a United States Air Force Aircraft

6/65. Anchorage - Elmendorf Air Force Base housing done under F.F. Rich Company contract - $11,000,000 -duplex center

10/65. Anchorage - 5040th hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base - After completed quake damage repairs

8/65. Anchorage - Elmendorf Air Force Base- New officer's housing

7/64. Anchorage - 5040th Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base - Close-up of front entrance - Scaffolding up in preparation of repair to quake damage exterior walls

7/64. Anchorage - 5040th Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base - Scaffolding up for exterior repairs of quake damage building

Photograph of a Rocket being Loaded into a United States Air Force Aircraft

Floor plan - Construction had processed to the first floor when this picture was taken of an 8-family structure built on Elmendorf Air Force Base. A Project now underway supervised by the Army Engineers will provide 290 family units on Elmendorf and 100 units on Fort Richardson Army Post. The 11,400,000 contract is help by F.D. Rich Company, Incorporated, of Stamford, Connecticut

Thomas K. Finletter, US Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and former Secretary of the Air Force (1950-1953) (left), and Manlio Brosio, Secretary-General of NATO (right), meet with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara at the Pentagon

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photograph standing in front of a F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft from 1960-to-1966. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pilots a F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft during a flight over Fargo, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Alexander P. Macdonald (Eventual North Dakota Adjutant General), assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, sits the cockpit of an F-89 Scorpion aircraft at Hector International Field, North Dakota. To LT. COL. Macdonald's left on the wing are eventual unit Commander, LT. COL. Marsh Johnson and LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson. The identity of the person on the ladder is unknown. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

President Richard Nixon Gives a Commencement Ceremony Speech at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs

President Richard Nixon Awards Commencement Ceremony Diplomas at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, standing in front of a F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft from 1954-to-1960. Pictured left-to-right are: Duane"Pappy"Larson; Thor Hertsgaard; Marshall Johnson; and Alexander P. Macdonald. The person on the far left is unknown. The ranks of the people at the time are unknown (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A left front view of a US Air Force HH-43B Huskie helicopter parked on the flight line

Air Force HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopters are used to rescue pilots downed in Vietnam or the South China Sea. Flown by the 3rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group, the rescue craft cruises at speeds up to 155 mph and is capable of in-flight refueling

Air Force SSGT John D. Hoehn, a life support equipment specialist assigned to the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, tests the signal of the survival radio used by fighter pilots when shot down

LGEN William W. Momyer receives his fourth star from GEN William C. Westmoreland, left, and GEN Creighton W. Abrams, right, commander, and deputy commander, U.S. Forces, Vietnam. Momyer, deputy commander, air operations, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), and commander, 7th Air Force, was nominated for the rank by President Lyndon B. Johnson

AN air-to-air right side view of a U.S. Air Force 0-1E Bird Dog aircraft. The aircraft is used as a forward air control aircraft throughout South Vietnam. The forward air controller (FAC) spots suspected enemy strongholds and fires smoke rockets to mark the target for strike aircraft. Following a strike the FAC assesses bomb damage

A fully-loaded C-47 Skytrain aircraft is poised on the flight line prior to takeoff on a night flare drop mission. Members of the Vietnamese air force (VNAF), 33rd Tactical Wing, work side by side with U.S. Air Force Advisory Team-1 (AFAT) personnel to provide flarelight for allied ground security forces and Air Force air-to-ground tactical air support operations

The U.S. Air Force AC-47 Dragon aircraft flies missions over South Vietnam in support of allied outposts

An Air Force F-100D Super Sabre aircraft fires a salvo of 2.75-inch rockets against an enemy position in South Vietnam. Super Sabre pilots are noted for their accuracy during bombing and strafing runs with the supersonic fighter

A U.S. Air Force C-130B Hercules aircraft passes low over a drop zone in South Vietnam to deliver a pallet of supplies to ground forces in a forward area. The low altitude parachute extraction system (LAPES) is successfully being used to resupply forward area sites where it is impossible for an aircraft to land

A C-7 Caribou aircraft, transferred from the U.S. Army to the Air Force on Jan. 1, is used for airlifting supplies to forward outposts in Vietnam. With a maximum payload of three tons, the C-7A can take off and clear a 50-foot obstacle in about 1,200 feet. The aircraft, used for landing at short, unimproved airfields, can land on a 1,000-foot runway

Containers of supplies are airdropped from an Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft near the Demilitarized Zone during the largest container delivery system paradrop in aviation history

The bulk fuel dispensing point of the Dong Ha living area. A US Air Force radio and radar installation is in the background

The US Air Force radio and radar facility at Dong Ha

A ground crew member hooks an O-1 Bird Dog aircraft to a Vietnamese Air Force H-34 Choctaw helicopter, hovering overhead

A U.S. Air Force F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, sits parked in front of an aircraft hangar at Hector International Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, deploys its drag chute after landing on the runway at Hector International Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force medical personnel, on detached duty from Da Nang Air Base, move a Marine casualty from the aid station at embattled Khe Sanh to a waiting C-130 Hercules aircraft for the flight to medical facilities at the base. Wounded personnel can be transported from the field to completely equipped hospitals in less than an hour

U.S. Air Force MAJ. GEN. Alexander P. MacDonald, sits in the front seat of a North Dakota Air National Guard F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft on the flight line at Hector International Field, North Dakota. The identity of the person in the back seat is unknown. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo with North Dakota Governor William Guy after a particularly harrowing flight in which an in-flight mechanical problem nearly resulted in catastrophe as pilots and crew prevented the C-47 Dakota/Skytrain aircraft from having to make a crash landing in 1968. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Fuel SPECIALIST assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, refuel a F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft on the flight line at Hector International Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)