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

Photograph of Crews Quarters in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Oil Tank on the USS Akron, ca. 1933

Photograph of Crew Bunks of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Head-Chief Inspector of Structures Walking Through a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Interior Hull of a Dirigible before Gas Cells were Installed, ca. 1933

Photograph Rising the First Main Frame of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock , ca. 1933

Photograph of a Propeller on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Side Corridor on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph Looking Down in Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible , ca. 1933

Photograph of Engine Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Nose of the USS Akron being Attached, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Starboard Side of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Navigation Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Control Wires and Pulleys on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of Forest Service Four-Place Stinson Plane on Lac La Croix

Photograph of Aerial View of a Coal Mine Stripping Area

Photograph of U.S. Aircraft Destroyed as a Result of the Japanese Bombing on Pearl Harbor

Photograph of U.S. Aircraft Destroyed as a Result of the Japanese Bombing on Pearl Harbor

Photograph of a Load of Yellow Poplar Logs for Aircraft Stock

Photograph of Noorduyn Norseman Plane at Ely, Minnesota

Photograph of Noorduyn Norseman Plane at Ely, Minnesota

Photograph of Piper Cub Plane Used in Fire Detection

Photograph of Aerial Spraying of Forest Service Plantation on Upper Michigan National Forest

Photograph of Aerial Spraying of Forest Service Plantation on Upper Michigan National Forest

Photograph of Aerial Spraying of Forest Service Plantation on Upper Michigan National Forest

Photograph of Forest Service Beaver Fire Patrol Planes

Photograph of Jerauld R. Gentry, Peter C. Hoag, John A. Manke and William H. Dana with a HL-10 Aircraft

The caskets of Major (MAJ) Arthur G. Bonifas and First Lieutenant (1LT) Mark T. Barrett are carried from a C-130 Hercules aircraft by a US Army military police honor guard. The officers were attacked and killed by a group of North Korean guards during an incident in the Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea, on August 18,1976

An air to air right front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air right front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

A ground-to-air left rear view of two Mitsubishi-built F-4EJ Phantom II aircraft of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in formation during joint US Air Force and JASDF Exercise COPE NORTH

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-1 close-support aircraft on the flight line during joint US Air Force and JASDF Exercise COPE NORTH

A ground-to-air left underside view of two Mitsubishi-built F-4EJ Phantom II aircraft of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in formation during joint US Air Force and JASDF Exercise COPE NORTH

LCPL Peter C. Fisher of Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) makes repairs to a Marine A-4M Skyhawk aircraft

CPL Dave Fields operates the generator that controls the tape of the arrestment system for recovering aircraft in time of an emergency or practice simulated landings on aircraft carriers. This is the same type of system that is used on aircraft carriers

CPL Dave Fields, an aircraft arrestment systems operator, watches as an F-4 Phantom aircraft lands and its hook catches the arresting tape

Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler departs a UC-12B Huron aircraft that was the first such aircraft to land at NAF Atsugi. The plane was piloted by Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

A front view of the first UC-12B Huron aircraft to land at NAF Atsugi. The plane was piloted by Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

A right front view of the first UC-12B Huron aircraft to land at NAF Atsugi. The plane was piloted by Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

An interior view of the cockpit of the first UC-12B Huron aircraft to land at NAF Atsugi. The plane was piloted by Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

A left front view of the first UC-12B Huron aircraft to land at NAF Atsugi. The plane was piloted by Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

A right front view of a UC-12B Huron aircraft preparing to land for the first time at NAF Atsugi. The plane is being piloted by Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

A close-up view of the propeller hub of the first UC-12B Huron aircraft to land at NAF Atsugi. The plane was piloted by Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

A right rear view of a UC-12B Huron aircraft landing for the first time at NAF Atsugi. The plane is being piloted by Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

A left front view of the first UC-12B Huron aircraft to land at NAF Atsugi. The plane was piloted by Captain (CAPT) Frederick W. Lawler and Lieutenant (LT) Gregory H. Bergh

SGT Michael K. Lahammer is a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 18 and has the job of tracking all approaching aircraft by using a headset and equipment with a status display screen

SGT Aguus R. Keydeniers gives SGT Robert C. Bunce a helping hand at loading a pallet of 50-gallon drums onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft

A maintenance crewman of the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing explains the maintenance of an F-15 Eagle aircraft to a member of the Japan Air Self Defense Force during a joint US/Japanese exercise

An air-to-air left side view of an 18th Tactical Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle aircraft armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile during a joint US/Japanese exercise. In the background are two Japan Air Self Defense Force F-104DJ Starfighter aircraft

A silhouetted view of two 18th Tactical Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle aircraft on the flight line during a joint US/Japanese exercise

A senior airman, 316th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, attaches a multi-conductor cable of an engine analyzer to a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwan Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

Airmen transfer from a U.S. Air Force bus to a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base, Korea, for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

Airmen push a pallet of cargo into a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwan Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

A fish-eye rear view of a K-loader aligned with a C-130 Hercules aircraft for loading of cargo at night during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

U.S. Air Force officers watch as an E-3A advanced airborne command post (AABNCP) aircraft enters a parking ramp during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base, Korea, for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

A staff sergeant, 316th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, repairs a K-Loader, which is aligned with a C-130 Hercules aircraft for loading of cargo during Exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base, Korea, for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

AN airman checks an instrument panel in a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

A close-up view of a home sign of the Fifth Air Force and 475th Air Base Wing, as a C-130 Hercules aircraft (in the background) taxis in during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

Airmen work on the engines of a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

Airmen board a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

AN airman 1ST class, 316th Aerial Port Squadron, assists in moving a cargo pallet into a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

C-130 Hercules aircraft parked on the flight line during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

A view of an H-46 helicopter, an HH-53 Super Jolly helicopter and an F-15 Eagle aircraft during Operation Cope Angel

Three F-4E Phantom II aircraft are in flight over the Ripsaw Range for a bombing and strafing demonstration during exercise Cope North '80. The aircraft are assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing

AN F-4E Phantom II aircraft pilot briefs his crew and the Japanese Air Self Defense force aircrew. The Phantom crew is assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing and is participating in exercise Cope North '80

AN F-4E Phantom II aircraft pilot discusses aircraft maintenance with an airman before flight during exercise Cope North '80. The pilot is assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing

AN F-4E Phantom II aircraft pilot briefs his crew and the Japanese Air Self Defense Force aircrew. The pilot is assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing and is participating in exercise Cope North '80

A 19th Tactical Airlift Squadron pilot checks his OV-10A Bronco aircraft during exercise Cope North '80

A left side view of a parked A-4EJ Skyhawk aircraft from Marine Light Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214) during exercise Cope North '80

Members of the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing load practice bombs on an F-4E Phantom II aircraft during exercise Cope North '80

AN air-to-air left side view of Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-104 Starfighter aircraft during Exercise Cope North '80

F-4E Phantom II aircraft pilots board their aircraft during exercise Cope North '80. The pilots are assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing

F-4E Phantom II aircraft participate in a bombing and strafing demonstration over the Ripsaw Range during exercise Cope North '80

A Japanese national television crew documents the briefing of U.S. Air Force and Japanese Air Self Defense Force pilots during exercise Cope North '80. A U.S. Air Force F-4E Phantom II aircraft pilot assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing is to the left

A 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing member spray paints a design on an F-4E Phantom II aircraft during exercise Cope North '80. AN ALQ-119 electronic countermeasure pod is mounted on the fuselage of the aircraft

AN air-to-air right side view of 1 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing F-4E Phantom II aircraft during exercise Cope North '80. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An airman assists a pilot aboard an F-4E Phantom II aircraft during exercise Cope North '80. The pilot is assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing

AN air-to-air right side view of a Marine EA-6B prowler aircraft during Exercise Cope North '80

Technicians install the equipment used for the testing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in its permanent location

A TSGT checks circuits on the equipment used for the testing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, after its installation in its permanent location

An air-to-air front view of two C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron over Mount Fuji

Four F-86F Sabre aircraft from the Japanese Blue Impuse Precision Flying Team trail colored smoke while in formation during an air show

A large crowd watches as five F-86F aircraft from the Japanese Blue Impuse Precision Flying Team taxi out to the runway prior to an air show demonstration flight

Five F-86F Sabre aircraft from the Japanese Blue Impuse Precision Flying Team trail colored smoke while in formation during an air show

A left side view of six T-2 Mitsubishi jet trainer aircraft flying in formation during an air show. Within the next year, the T-2 aircraft will replace the F-86F Sabre aircraft that are presently flown by the Japanese Blue Impulse Precision Flying Team

Five F-86F Sabre aircraft from the Japanese Blue Impuse Precision Flying Team trail colored smoke while in formation during an air show

Two C-130E Hercules aircraft flying over mountainous terrain

A C-130E Hercules aircraft from the 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, flies over mountainous terrain

Two C-130 Hercules aircraft fly in formation near the peak of Mount Fuji

Two C-130E Hercules aircraft fly over mountainous terrain

Two C-130 Hercules aircraft fly slightly different formations near the peak of Mount Fuji

Crewmen monitor control panels aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Crewmen monitor control panels aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

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