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Belgium aviator salutes the American colors during Fourth of July exercises at Houthem; 7/4/1918

Turkish prisoners removing a dead Turkish prisoner killed by an aviator who flew over the camp and dropped hand grenades. Dardanelles Campaign

King George talking to an American Aviator, Dunkerque, Belgium

British Aviator releasing pigeons. At least two pigeons are carried on each seaplane so that messages may be sent in duplicate

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

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - American Miscellaneous - The American Aviator and the American Red Cross Canteen Worker saluting each other

Airplanes - Historical - Swedish aviator and seaplane for Atlantic flight. Seaplane in which Capt. Hugo Sundstedt will make flight. Three quarters side view

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - American Red Cross Canteen, Issoudan, France. Canteen worker sewing on a button for an aviator at the mending shop

Airplanes - Types - Hazelhurst Field, Mineola, L.I. Capt. Hugo D'Annunzio, son of famous poet and aviator, watching the inspection of new Liberty Caproni CA-5 bombing plane before the demonstration flight

Airplanes - Accidents - Collide in air, then fall. These two machines together in the air and, interlocked, plunged to the ground. Neither aviator was hurt. The New York World

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

American Red Cross - "Second Aid" - An aviator student tore his coat while getting out of his machine. On his way to his barracks he stopped at the Red Cross mending shop and had the rip sewn up

Airplanes - Flight - Life of the Aviator Cadet at Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton, O. Flying low over the field. C.P.I

Rescuing an enemy aviator, who crashed, with a German hydroplane. April 1917

Airplanes - Historical - Life of the Aviator Cadet at Wilbur Field, Dayton, O. A safe landing on the field. C.P.I

Airplanes - Historical - Trans-Atlantic plane being built at Bayonne, N.J. A hugh seaplane being built by the Witteman-Lewis Aircraft Co. to be piloted by Capt. Hugo Sunstedt the Sweedish Aviator (directly underneath the plane), for a transatlantic flight for the $50,000 Lord Northcliff price. Plane when rigged will have a wingspan of 100 feet and boat length of 72 feet. The boat is to be enclosed to protect against the cold and will carry three passengers besides the pilot. Its speed is 80 miles per hour and is of the pusher type, the propellers being in the rear of the plane. She will carry 700 gallons of gasoline

Airplanes - Historical - Swedish Aviator and Seaplane for Tans-Atlantic Flight. Capt. Hugo Lundstedt making final preparations for the cross Atlantic flight in a seaplane capable of developing 80 miles an hour with a load of four passengers and twos of gasoline

Airplanes - Historical - Seaplane and Swedish Aviator to make transatlantic flight. Seaplane in which Capt. Hugo Lundstedt is to make flight. At Bayonne, N.J., side view

Airplanes - Types - Hazelhurst Field, Mineola, L.I. Capt. Hugo D'Annunzio, son of Gabrielle D'Annunzio, famous Italian aviator and poet, inspecting the new Liberty Caproni CA-5 before a demonstration

Airplanes - Historical - Fuselage of Hugh Seaplane being built by the Witteman-Lewis Aircraft Co., New Jersey, and is to be piloted by Captain Hugo Sunstedt the Swedish Aviator, for a transatlantic flight for the 50,000 dollar Lorth Northcliffe prize. Plane when rigged will have a wingspan of 100 feet and boat length of 72 feet, and capacity of 700 gals. of gasoline. The boat is to be enclosed to protect against the cold and will carry three passengers besides the pilot. The speed is 80 miles per hour and the plane is of the pusher type, the propellers being in the rear

Army of Occupation - U.S. soldiers enjoy Rhine excursions. U.S. aviator flying over a steamer on Rhine filled with U.S. soldiers who are enjoying an excursion

Airplanes - Accidents - Plane of first American aviator interned in Switzerland. Lieut. Rohenden who running short of benzene, was forced to land at Soleure, Switzerland where he in accordance with the neutrality law has been interned for the remainder of the war. Lieut. Rohenden's plane which was damaged in the landing

Airplanes - Historical - Swedish Aviator and Seaplane for Transatlantic flight. Capt. Hugo Sundstedt, in full readiness to make overseas flight in heavier-than-air machine which will carry with it not only the first honor, but $110,000 in prizes

News Note : Stranded Aviator Kept up in a Tree Entire Night by a Panther

Artwork: "Untitled" Artist: Harry Hermalin

Captain Grover Walker, USN (Ret.), director of the US Naval Aviation Museum, poses next to an F-4 Phantom II aircraft display. Three of the types of planes Walker flew as a naval aviator are on display at the museum: an SBD Dauntless, an F4U Corsair, and an F-4 Phantom II. All Hands - April 1985

A naval aviator assists film makers in the production of the motion picture "Top Gun."

A component of the AN/AVS-6(V) aviator's night vision imaging system

Components of the AN/AVS-6(V) aviator's night vision imaging system

A flight helmet equipped with a bracket for the AN/AVS-6(V) aviator's night vision imaging system

A component of the AN/AVS-6(V) aviator's night vision imaging system

A U. S. Marine wears a flight helmet equipped with the AN/AVS-6(V) aviator's night vision imaging system

A component of the AN/AVS-6(V) aviator's night vision imaging system

Members of the ship's company and air wing form a set of aviator wings on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

Members of the ship's company and air wing form a set of aviator wings on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

Members of the ship's company and air wing form a set of aviator wings on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Naval aviation

Members of the ship's company and air wing form a set of aviator wings on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Naval aviation

Members of the ship's company and air wing form a set of aviator wings on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

Members of the ship's company and air wing form a set of aviator wings on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of naval aviation

Actors in World War II aviator uniforms take direction from atop an SNJ Texan aircraft parked on the deck of the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during the filming of the ABC-TV movie "War and Remembrance

A student comes to the aid of a downed aviator during a simulated rescue, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student comes to the aid of an aviator entangled in his parachute during a simulated rescue, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student comes to the aid of an aviator entangled in his parachute during a simulated rescue, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student holds onto a rescued aviator as the two are hoisted toward a simulated helicopter during a training session, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student holds onto a rescued aviator underwater as the two prepare to be hoisted toward a simulated helicopter during a training session, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Students comes to the aid of a downed aviator as classmates watch from the poolside during a simulated rescue, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student holds onto a rescued aviator as the two are hoisted toward a simulated helicopter during a training session, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student comes to the aid of a downed aviator during a simulated rescue, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An instructor stands by as students attend to a downed aviator after hoisting him into a simulated helicopter during a training session, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student comes to the aid of a downed aviator during a simulated rescue, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student helps secure a downed aviator in a life raft during a simulated rescue, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student administers first aid to an aviator during a simulated rescue, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A student holds onto a rescued aviator as the two are hoisted toward a simulated helicopter during a training session, part of the twenty-day, intensive training course at the Navy Rescue Swimmer School. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) aviator is greeted by his daughter upon the squadron's return to home port after a deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) aviator is reunited with his family upon the squadron's return to home port after a deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

His wife's tears of joy greet a returning aviator of Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) from the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). In his other arm he holds his baby with a small American flag

A Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) aviator is reunited with his family upon the squadron's return to home port after a deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

A Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) aviator is reunited with his family upon the squadron's return to home port after a deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

LTJG Brent Lebish student naval aviator, inspects the propeller of a T-34C Mentor aircraft during a preflight check

LTJG Brent Lebish of the U.S. Coast Guard, student naval aviator, inspects the wing of a T-34C Mentor aircraft during a preflight check

A Training Air Wing 5 (TAW-5) T-34C Mentor aircraft lands following completion of a student naval aviator training flight

An aviator prepares to practice on the parachute drag while taking part in the naval aviation water survival training program conducted by the Aviation Physiological Training Unit of Naval Hospital, Cherry Point

An aviator takes part in a simulated helicopter rescue as part in the naval aviation water survival training program conducted by the Aviation Physiological Training Unit of Naval Hospital, Cherry Point

A naval aviator is greeted by his family upon his carrier's homecoming

A naval aviator from Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211) is flanked by two Soviet sailors who are touring the air station during a five-day goodwill visit to the San Diego area by three ships of the Soviet Pacific Fleet

LT. Jeffrey Zahn, a U.S. Navy aviator from Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35), smiles for the camera aboard a C-141B Starlifter aircraft. Zahn, five other Americans and an Italian officer were released after being held as prisoners of war by Iraqi forces during Operation Desert Storm. The former POWs, who were released from captivity on March 4, will receive medical examinations and treatment aboard the hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-SH-19)

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III stands beside LT. Robert Wetzel as the naval aviator talks with a friend following a ceremony held in honor of Wetzel and two other former prisoners of war (POWs). Wetzel, LT. Jeffrey Zaun and LT. Lawrence Slade had been shot down during Operation Desert Storm and were among the first group of ten coalition POWs released by Iraq on March 4th.

An aviator and his family pose for a photograph in front of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft following their reunion at the air station. Members of Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) and Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) have returned to NAS Oceana from the Persian Gulf where they were deployed during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with his family following his return to the air station from the Persian Gulf along with other members of Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) and Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3). The U.S. Navy personnel had been deployed to the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

A naval aviator from Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) is welcomed home by some of his loved ones. VA-75 has returned to Oceana following its deployment to the Red Sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

An aviator embraces his wife upon his arrival at the air station. Members of Carrier Air Wing 3 and Carrier Air Wing 17 are returning home from serving in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator from Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) embraces his wife upon his arrival at the air station. Military personnel from CVW-3 and CVW-17 are returning home after serving in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

A naval aviator from Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) raises his arms in happiness upon his return to Oceana following the squadron's deployment to the Red Sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with his wife following his return to the air station from the Persian Gulf along with other members of Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) and Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3). The U.S. Navy personnel had been deployed to the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator from Fighter Squadron 74 (VF-74) is reunited with his family following his return to the air station from the Persian Gulf along with other members of Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) and Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3). The U.S. Navy personnel had been deployed to the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with a loved one following his arrival on base along with other members of Carrier Air Wing 3 and Carrier Air Wing 17. The military personnel have returned home after serving in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator and his wife approach station headquarters as they prepare to take part in welcoming ceremonies for members of Carrier Air Wing 3 and Carrier Air Wing 17 who have returned from serving in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

The wife and children of a naval aviator wait on the flight line for his return. The F-14A Tomcat aircraft and A-6E Intruder aircraft squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) and Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) are returning to Oceana following their participation in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. CVW-3 and CVW-17 were deployed in the Red Sea aboard the aircraft carriers USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) and USS SARATOGA (CV-60), respectively

A naval aviator from Fighter Squadron 35 (VF-35) is reunited with his wife upon his arrival at the air station. VF-35 has returned to Oceana following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

Crowd members applaud as a pilot and his family walk past following the aviator's arrival on base along with other military personnel from Carrier Air Wing 3 and Carrier Air Wing 17. Wing members are being welcomed home after serving in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

A naval aviator from Fighter Squadron 74 (VF-74) shows his son around an F-14A Tomcat aircraft after the squadron's arrival at the air station. VF-74 has returned to Oceana following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

An aviator of Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) is reunited with his family following his return to the air station from the Persian Gulf along with other members of Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) and Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3). The U.S. Navy personnel had been deployed to the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator from Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) is reunited with his wife after arriving at the station. Members of CVW-3 and CVW-17 are returning to NAS Oceana after serving in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator from Fighter Squadron 74 (VF-74) is reunited with his family after arriving at the station. Members of both wings are returning to NAS Oceana after serving in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with his children after arriving at the station along with other members of Carrier AIR WING 1 (CVW-1). The wing, stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66), has returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with a loved one after arriving at the station along with other members of Carrier AIR WING 1 (CVW-1). The wing, stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66), has returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

An aviator is reunited with a loved one after arriving at the station along with other members of Carrier AIR WING 1 (CVW-1). The wing, stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66), has returned from deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

A student naval aviator practices emergency procedures in a flight simulator during a survival training course

A Navy aviator reorients himself after emerging from underwater while taking part in the Naval Aviation Water Survival Training Program (NAWSTP)

A Naval aviator gets ready to extricate himself from his parachute harness, one of the exercises comprising the Naval Aviation Water Survival Training Program (NAWSTP)

An instructor helps an aviator put on a parachute harness during an exercise, part of the Naval Aviation Water Survival Training Program. The aviator will be submerged in the pool, where he will have to extract himself from the harness. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Navy Breast Insignia: Navy Aviator Insignia

T-38 cockpit security devices are checked by a Naval aviator. The Air Force's joint pilot training program is active at Reese AFB. Ground and air training is an integral part for the Air Force and Navy pilots survival education

A Naval Aviator preforms a pre-flight check on an F-14 Tomcat aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Two US Air Force (USAF) parachute riggers assist a US Navy (USN) aviator into his flight gear in preparation for a flight in an EA-6B Prowler from Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, during Operation NORTHERN WATCH

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) James P. Baxter, Combat Visual Information Specialists, practices parachute training and safety precautions, using special 3-D goggles as he participate in the aviator survival-training course, at the Aviation Survival Training Center, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California (CA)

On board the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), an unidentified US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) assigned as aviator with Marine Strike Fighter Squadron Three Two Three (VMFA-323), dons his flight gear in preparation for a mission, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Navy (USN) aviator assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113) gives the thumbs signal from the cockpit of his USN F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, before lunching from the flight deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). CVN 72 and Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW 14) are currently conducting combat operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) aviator passes out cigarettes to fellow Marines traveling along Highway 27 near An Nu'maniyah, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CAPT) Dail Fields, a Marine Aviator with Vertical Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-212 (VMFA-212) arrives to check his F/A18 Hornet fighter prior to a training mission in support of Exercise Commando Sling with the Singaporean Royal Air Force

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