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Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Captured German plane on its way to British aviation depot. Doullens Road. March 1917

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liberty Motors (U.S. Piece #8417) at the Willard Storage Battery Co., Plant, Cleveland, Ohio. Packing and shipping a completed battery. From the Willard Storage Battery Co

Colleges and Universities - Princeton - Princeton Aviation School, student oiling up his engine before a flight. Princeton, New Jersey

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. American plane, view from the side

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - Teaching American Aviators foreign flying with the aid of a contour map, aviation students at Mineola flying field are instructed by a French aviator the problems encountered by the aviator on the French lines

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Type of bombing plane

Airplanes - Types - Macchi Seaplane - Side View. Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, VA

Airplanes - Operations - French and American Aviators. French aviation squadron with several American aviators standing on the left. From Capt. William A. Moore

Airplanes - Accidents - Wreck of British Fighter. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Fairfield, Ohio

Airplanes - Ordnance - Machine Gun Mounting on Breguet plane; Aviation Field, Mineola, L.I., N.Y. Rec'd from C.O. Aviation Field, Mineola, L.I., N.Y

Balloons - Equipment - Shipping dirigibles to France. Sections of one of the new U type dirigibles packed and ready for shipment to American aviation stations in France

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. S.V.A. motors: S.P.A. 220 H.P. or Isotta Fraschini 270 H.P. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Engines - Airplane Motor Type. Fiat A/14, 700 H.P. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Flight - Flying under adverse conditions. Aviation Experimental Station, Hampton, Virginia

Airplanes - Types - Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Fairfield, Ohio. J-N-4 airplane. Rec'd from C.O., Wilbur Wright Field

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing altimeters for the aviation section at the plant of the Taylor Instrument Companies, Rochester, N.Y. General view of adjusting benches and testing apparatus for Tycos Altimeters

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Assembling a De H aviland Machine, Boiling Aviation Field

Colleges and Universities - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Airplanes, Aviation School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Airplanes - Flight - The scout plane has become a favorite at U.S. Marine Aviation Field, Miami, Fla. Shows three of them going on a flight. From C.P.I

Airplanes - Materials - Aviation Material, castor oil. 4 photographs

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liberty Motors (U.S. Piece #8417) at the Willard Storage Battery Co., Plant, Cleveland, Ohio. Putting the pasted plates in the forming tanks. From the Willard Storage Battery Co

Airplanes - Operations - American Aviators in England. A group of airplane mechanics and officers with the American Aviation section in England during a rest period

Airplanes - Types - Front, Vought V.E.7, Airplane. Committee Public Information. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field

Colleges and Universities - Princeton - Princeton Aviation School, students priming an aeroplane for a flight

Airplanes - Materials - Aviation Material, castor oil. 4 photographs

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Caproni 5, 3 Fiat motors, 300 H.P. each. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Side view of bombing plane

Airplanes - Types - Rear, Loening Monoplane. Committee Public Information. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liberty Motors (U.S. Piece #8417) at the Willard Storage Battery Co., Plant, Cleveland, Ohio. Pasting the grid. From the Willard Storage Battery Co

Airplanes - Types - Pomilio Aircraft Factory. General view of the Aviation Field

Airplanes - Accidents - Wreck of DH-4 Aeroplane. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Fairfield, Ohio

Airplanes - Instruments - Making instruments for war use. The No. 21 speed counter in the right hand corner is used extensively by the Aviation Section. The hub odometer in the center is used for recording mileage of motor trucks. The hand tally counter is used extensively by the goernment. Made by Veeder Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Conn. From W.F. Miller & Co

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - American Red Cross Canteen, Issoudan, France. Workers in front of canteen at the Aemrican Aviation Camp at Issoudan, France

Airplanes - Instruments - Aviation Generator, the Alexander Milburn Co

Airplanes - Radio Equipment - Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, Virginia. Wireless apparatus for aerial work

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Italian S.I.A., 8B. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Broken parts of H-4 wreck. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

Airplanes - Types - Front, facing monoplane. Committee Public Information. Wright Aviation Field

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - First photos taken by Government permission at the Army Aviation School at Mineola, L.I., N.Y., after the outbreak of the war. Photo shows Army officers observing students on test flights. Int. Film Ser

Airplanes - Types - Rear Curtiss J.N. 4-D Airplane. From Committee Public Information. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field

Airplanes - Engines - Airplane Engine Type. S.P.A. 300 H.P. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liberty Motors (U.S. Piece #8417) at the Willard Storage Battery Co., Plant, Cleveland, Ohio. Putting the element in a case. From the Willard Storage Battery Co

Airplanes - Parts - Manufacturing Aviation Generators for U.S. Government. Type made by the Ale and Milburn Co., Baltimore, Md. From the Alexander Milburn Co

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experimental Station. Hampton, VA. Committee Public Information

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Broken parts of H-4 wreck. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

Airplanes - Materials - Aviation Material. Middle man is United States Government inspector representing the Aircraft Production Bureau making 1st Inspection. Plantation No. 2. San Michel, Haiti

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing altimeters for the aviation section at the plant of the Taylor Instrument Companies, Rochester, N.Y. Heat compensating cabinet for Tycos Altimeters. Temperature is raised from room temperature to 40 degrees Centigrade. Air is kept in circulation with electric fans at each end and temperature is checked with standard thermometers, throughout the cabinet. Rec'd from Taylor Instrument Companies

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. S.V.A. motors: S.P.A. 220 H.P. or Isotta Fraschini 270 H.P. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, Virginia. Thomas S-4 (front view)

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experimental Station. Hampton, VA. Side of Standard J.R. Airplane. Committee Public Information

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accident. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experimental Station. Front Standard J.R. Airplane. From Committee Public Information

Colleges and Universities - Princeton - Princeton Aviation School, instructor with pupil going up for a flight

Airplanes - Types - Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Fairfield, Ohio. Assembling department; aero repair. J.N.4.D. plane with Ox5 motor in for repairs. It is a Curtiss elementary training plane. From C.O., Wilbur Wright Field

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experimental Station, Hampton, VA. Rear of Standard J.R. Airplane. From Committee Public Information

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accident. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Day bombardment Caproni Triplane, Fiat motor, 700 H.P. Italian Aviation Mission

Colleges and Universities - Harvard University - Naval Aviation Detachment marching through Boston, Massachusetts., in the Patriot's Day Parade

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accident. Wreck of D-H-4. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, VA. Thomas plane landing

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - The Big Liberty Motor on De Haviland Machine, Boiling Aviation Field

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Italian S.I.A., 8B. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - Learning to sight at the gunnery school of the U.S. Marine Aviation School at Miami, FLA. Rec'd from Recruiting Publicity Bureau of U.S.M.C

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, VA. Thomas plane landing

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - Quarters and workshop of Aviation Cadets

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - Dirigibles. Stabling a Dirigible on a windy day is no easy task. When the French had the station one was destroyed by being blown against the steel framework of the great canvas hangar. The hangar is seven hundred feet long and ninety feet high. It will accomodate two large ships or three small ones. A second hangar is in couse of construction. When complete, this unit of the American Naval Aviation Service will fly four dirigibles and keep up constant patrols

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Main section in aviation plant nearly completed. Nordyke & Marmon Co

Colleges and Universities - Cornell University - Cornell University. Constructing bakery at U.S. School of Aviation at Cornell

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Front view of American plane

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing altimeters for the aviation section at the plant of the Taylor Instrument Companies, Rochester, N.Y. Heat compensating cabinet for Tycos Altimeters. Temperature is lowered from room temperature to 10 degrees below ero centigrade. Rec'd from Taylor Instrument Companies

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Liberty motor. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

Airplanes - Types - Front, Curtiss J.N. 4-D Airplane. From Committee Public Information, Wilbur Wright Aviation Field

Airplanes - Engines - Site of the Nordyke and Marmon Co., aviation factory, at Indianapolis, IND

Airplanes - Types - Rear, Vought V.E.7, Airplane. Committee Public Information. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Wreck of D.H. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

Airplanes - Engines - Manufacture of Liberty Motors, Nordyke and Marmon Co. Site of present Liberty Aviation Plant

Airplanes - Types - Side view of Thomas S-4 Aeroplane. Taken at Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, VA. Rec'd from C.O. Aviation Exper. Station, Hampton, VA

Airplanes - Flight - Army Aviation Carnival at Belmont Pk. Airplanes homeward bound going into Battle Formation

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liberty Motors (U.S. Piece #8417) at the Willard Storage Battery Co., Plant, Cleveland, Ohio. Sealing covers in place with sealing compound, and burning on top of the connectors. From the Willard Storage Battery Co

Airplanes - Hangars - U.S. Naval Aviation Station in France. When in full operation it will have twenty-four planes flying in pairs on two-hour patrols all day and on moonlight nights

Ceremonies - Boston, Mass. - Canadian Aviation students in Peace Day Parade, Boston, Massachusetts

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Pomilio D, Type 1917, Fiat motor 300 H.P. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Ansaldo 1. (Balilla) Motor S.P.A.220 H.P. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liberty Motors (U.S. Piece #8417) at the Willard Storage Battery Co., Plant, Cleveland, Ohio. Moulding the plate grid. From the Willard Storage Battery Co

Airplanes - Flight - A squadron of airplanes many hundreds of feet up at the U.S. Marine Aviation Field, Miami, Fla. Rec'd from Recruiting Publicity Bureau of U.S.M.C

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Wreck. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

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

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - American Dirigibles now becoming part of American fighting forces in France. Shows type of dirigibles being used by aviation department for hunting out U-boats

Airplanes - Materials - Aviation Material. Plantation No. 2, 3rd month. United West Indies, Corp., San Michel, Haiti

Colleges and Universities - Princeton - Princeton University Flying School for Students

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Wreck. Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio

American Library Association - ALA - European - French - Orly Aviation Camp near Paris

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane wreck, Wilbur Wright Aviation Field

Airplanes - Materials - Aviation Material. Plantation No. 2. Note large spikes at 4.5 months. United West Indies Corp., San Michel, Haiti

Airplanes - Types - Front of Le Pere airplane. Committee Public Information. Wright Wilbur Aviation Field

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Caproni 5, 3 Fiat motors, 300 H.P. each. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Caproni 5, 3 Fiat motors, 300 H.P. each. Italian Aviation Mission

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - Aviation Mechanics Training School, St. Paul, Minn

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