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Reconnaissance of the Battle field at Bull Run, Va., fought July 21, 1861. Made on March 14, 1862, by Henry L. Abbot, 1st Lieut., Top. Engineers.

Reconnaissance of Secession Works and Plan of Seige of Yorktown made under orders of Gen'l. Barnard & Maj. Humphreys by Leiut. Abbot, Top. Eng'rs., Leiut. Comstock, Engrs., Leiut. Wagner, Top. Eng'rs., April & May 1862.

British armored car about to start on a reconnaissance. Near Biefvillers. 8-25-1918

Lt. Stein, flight commander of the "Wolfchen" and pilot Vobek. This plane performed excellent reconnaissance service during the cruise of the "Wolf"

Battery position camouflaged against aerial reconnaissance. Armentieres. April 1918

Airplanes - Types - Types of German Airplanes. Halberstadt Reconnaissance Plane. Side View

Airplanes - Types - Types of German Airplanes. Halberstadt Reconnaissance Plane. Front View

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Types. LOWER: Pomilio E - observation - Italian. UPPER: R.E. 8 (Reconnaissance Experimental 8) Observation - British. From Signal Corps - U.S.A

Return of the "wolf" after a 15 month cruise. Taking the hydroplane "Wolfchen" off the deck. It rendered excellent reconnaissance service during the cruise of the "Wolf". March 6, 1918

Return of the "Wolf" after a 15 month cruise. Taking the hydroplane "Wolfchen" off the deck. It rendered excellent reconnaissance service during the cruise of the "Wolf". March 6, 1918

Airplanes - Types - Types of German Airplanes. Halberstadt Reconnaissance Plane. Rear View

TECHNOLOGY FOR TOMORROW (EYE IN THE SKY)

Photograph of Members of the Long Range Reconnaissance Team Moving through Rough Terrain Searching for Viet Cong near Tuy Hoa

A sequence of reconnaissance photos of the different stages of the Hanoi/Doumer highway-railroad bridge, 1.7 miles northeast of Hanoi after an air strike. The top photo shows the bridge with one span dropped after the Aug. 11 strike. The middle print reveals the span repaired on Oct. 21 and the last photo shows the two spans dropped during the raids on Oct. 25

A Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (RVAK-3) RA-5C Vigilante aircraft is parked on the flight line

A Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 63 (VFP-63) RF-8A Crusader aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

An air-to-air left side view of a Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 63 (VFP-63) RF-8G Crusader aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) RA-3B Skywarrior aircraft

A U.S. Army soldier talks on a field radio during a field training exercise. In the background are two M-114 armored reconnaissance vehicles

A view of a EP-3B Orion aircraft and an EA-3B Skywarrior aircraft parked on the flight line. Both aircraft are assigned to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 (VQ-2)

A right side view of a Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 63 (VFP-63) RF-8G Crusader aircraft parked on the flight line. The aircraft has been painted in Bicentennial theme

U.S. Army soldiers take a break on an M-551 armored reconnaissance/airborne assault vehicle during a field exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An air-to-air right side view of a Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (RVAK-3) RA-5C Vigilante aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of the Bicentennial RF-4B Phantom II aircraft "Spirit of America". The aircraft is assigned to Marine PHOTO Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMEP-3) Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California

An overhead view of a Soviet AT-3 Sagger anti-tank missiles mounted on two BDRM-1 amphibious reconnaissance cars

An air-to-air left front view of a WC-130 Hercules aircraft from the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron on a mission to monitor and relay vital information on a typhoon to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

A WC-130 Hercules aircraft from the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron on a mission to monitor and relay vital information on a typhoon to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

SGT. Debbie Whitacre, 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, prepares to launch a dropsonde sensor from a WC-130 Hercules aircraft to measure a typhoon's speed and direction. The information will be relayed to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

CPT Dikki Stanley of the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilots a WC-130 Hercules aircraft through a typhoon in order to get first hand information on barometric pressure, wind strength, temperatures and directions. This information is relayed to meterorological specialists at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center

A left side view of an RF-4B Phantom II aircraft on the flight line. The aircraft is assigned to Marine PHOTO Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMFP-3)

A left side view of an M114 command and reconnaissance vehicle used as a target

An overhead aerial view of an RA-5C Vigilante aircraft, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) known as the "Peacemakers of the Fleet" and was assigned to the USS RANGER (CV 61) from February 21 to September 22, 1979. This photograph may show the Vigilante's last flight, since all Vigilante aircraft were officially retired in September 1979 and the RVAH-7 was officially decommissioned in October 1979. The exact date photo taken is unknown

A three-quarter portside aerial view of an RA-5C Vigilante aircraft, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) known as the "Peacemakers of the Fleet" and was assigned to the USS RANGER (CV 61) from February 21 to September 22, 1979. This photograph may show the Vigilante's last flight, since all Vigilante aircraft were officially retired in September 1979 and the RVAH-7 was officially decommissioned in October 1979. The exact date photo taken is unknown

A three-quarter starboard aerial view of an RA-5C Vigilante aircraft, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) known as the "Peacemakers of the Fleet" and was assigned to the USS RANGER (CV 61) from February 21 to September 22, 1979. This photograph may show the Vigilante's last flight, since all Vigilante aircraft were officially retired in September 1979 and the RVAH-7 was officially decommissioned in October 1979. The exact date photo taken is unknown

SPECIALIST Fourth Class Lester Pope of Company A, 2nd Battalion, Army Special Forces, departs on a reconnaissance mission wearing snowshoes during Exercise JACK FROST '79

Members of Company A, 2nd Battalion, Army Special Forces, and Company B, 297th Infantry, Eskimo Scouts, move out on a reconnaissance mission using snowmobiles during Exercise JACK FROST '79

Members of Company A, 2nd Battalion, Army Special Forces, and Company B, 297th Infantry, Eskimo Scouts, move out on a reconnaissance mission during Exercise JACK FROST '79

An air-to-air right underside view of an RF-5E reconnaissance system testbed aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet I1-38 May reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft over the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

An air-to-air left rear view of a Soviet I1-38 May reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft passing low over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet I1-38 May reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft over the destroyer USS ELLIOTT (DD-967)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 161 (VF-161) escorting a Soviet I1-38 May reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft. The Phantom is assigned aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41)

An air-to-air left rear view of a Soviet I1-38 May reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft over the guided missile cruiser USS ENGLAND (CG 22)

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet I1-38 May reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft over the fast combat support ship USS CAMDEN (AOE 2)

An airman crawls through an obstacle on a reconnaissance course while participating in Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

A member of the 437th Military Airlift Wing falls into a river while competing on the reconnaissance course during Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

A U-2R aircraft of the 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron takes off on a predawn training mission

A seven-man reconnaissance team from 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, slowly move along the Onslow beach shore, during their training. They are using a light, rubberized recon boat

AIRMAN Katrina Mugg, a weather observer with the 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group, prepares to release a dropsonde from the cargo bay of a WC-130 Hercules aircraft. She and the crew are tracking hurricane David

STAFF SGT. Muriel Giorgi inspects the camera lens filter of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft. The aircraft is from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

A pilot makes a preflight check on an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft. The pilot is from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

MSGT Marcia M. Elliott describes a reconnaissance mission to a tourist at a display in a shopping mall. Elliott is a recruiter from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

An air-to-air right side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft. The aircraft is assigned to the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

A right side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft in flight. The aircraft is assigned to the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard. Exact Date Shot Unknown

MSGT Marcia M. Elliott describes a reconnaissance mission to a tourist at a display in a shopping mall. Elliott is a recruiter from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

AN air-to-air left side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft. The aircraft is from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard. A snow-capped mountain is in the background

Reconnaissance photo interpreters MASTER SGT. Barclay A. Trehal and STAFF SGT. Sheryle Pearson review on film, taken by an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft, on a light table. The interpreters are from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

An air-to-air left side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft over a snow-capped mountain. The aircraft is from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

A left side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft flying past the snow-capped mountains. The aircraft is from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

An air-to-air front view of a WC-130 Hercules aircraft in flight over a small Micronesian atoll. The aircraft is assigned to the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. Bi-monthly Aerospace Audio Visual Service PHOTO Contest, Color Entry, Jul. 1980

CPT Robert N. Trapnell, airborne systems engineering action officer, of the Air Weather Service Headquarters explains the operation of a dropsonde. The captain directs the operational test and evaluation of new dropsondes and other airborne weather reconnaissance equipment

A right side view of a parked RF-4C Phantom II aircraft from the 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. Exact Date Shot Unknown

AN air-to-air left side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft from the 62nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

RF-4C Phantom II aircraft of the 62nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing

RF-4C Phantom II aircraft of the 62nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing

AN air-to-air right rear view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft during a training mission. AN auxiliary fuel tank is on each wing. The aircraft is assigned to the 62nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing

AN air-to-air underside view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft banking to the right over a range. AN auxiliary fuel tank is on each wing. The aircraft is assigned to the 62nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing

COL Ellis C. Vander, commander, 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, briefs a member of the Huntingdon chapter of the Rotary Club in the cockpit of an F-5E Tiger II aircraft. The tour is a part of the community relations program

First Lieutenant Ron Lockhart talks to members of the reconnaissance team, from the back of a truck during exercise PRIME BEEF

Two members of the reconnaissance team carefully move through the brush looking for the "aggressors" during exercise Prime Beef

WC-130 Hercules aircrews of the 815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group, listen to a preflight briefing. They are preparing for a mission to monitor Hurricane Allen

A sign on the headquarters building of the 815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group

A weather station officer and an 815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron WC-130 Hercules aircraft pilot examine a mission planning chart. The squadron is monitoring Hurrican Allen

A technician examines an instrument readout aboard a WC-130 Hercules aircraft of the 815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group, during an investigation of Hurricane Allen

A radar operator monitors a console aboard a WC-130 Hercules aircraft of the 815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group, during an investigation of Hurricane Allen

WC-130 Hercules aircraft of the 815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group, undergo preflight maintenance on the flight line. They are being prepared for a mission to monitor Hurricane Allen

A copilot monitors instruments in the cockpit of a WC-130 Hercules aircraft of the 815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group, during an investigation of Hurricane Allen

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jerry F. Bonin, squadron operations officer of the 815th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, plots the course of Hurricane Allen on a map

A view from the refueling boom station of a 306th Strategic Refueling Wing KC-135 aircraft as a 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing RF-4C Phantom II aircraft approaches for refueling

Combat control team members being instructed by Marines of the 4th Force Reconnaissance Group, on the use of the Inflatable Small Boat (ISB)

A ceremony is being held for a U-2 aircraft, a new historical monument mounted on a pedestal. Crashed near the base, the aircraft was restored by the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing through volunteer labor and donated supplies

GEN. Charles A Gabriel picks up a flight helmet from SENIOR AIRMAN Richard Brown for flying an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft to shoot the film "Side Looking Airborne Radar". Gabriel is the commander in chief, United States Air Force in Europe, and SENIOR AIRMAN Brown, a life support technician, 38th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing

An air-to-air view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 5 (VC-5) A-4M Skyhawk aircraft as it intercepts a Soviet Badger reconnaissance aircraft near the west coast of Japan

An air-to-air view of a Fleet Composite Squadron 5 (VC-5) A-4M Skyhawk aircraft as it intercepts a Soviet Badger reconnaissance aircraft near the west coast of Japan

A right front view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft as it taxis out during Exercise Busy Prairie II

A right rear view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft as it taxis out during exercise Busy Prairie II

A right rear view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft as it taxis out during exercise Busy Prairie II

A left front view of the new TR-1 reconnaissance aircraft, in front of the Skunk Works hangar during its rollout ceremony. The TR-1 is the successor to the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft

Kelly Johnson, developer of the original U-2 reconnaissance aircraft presents models of its successor, the new TR-1 aircraft (background) to LGEN James P. Mullins and LGEN John G. Albert during its rollout ceremony. LGEN Mullins is the new commander of the Air Force Acquisition Logistics Command and LGEN Albert is the former commander

Kelly Johnson, developer of the original U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, stands in front of its successor, the new TR-1 aircraft during its rollout ceremony

CMSGT of the Air Force James M. McCoy talks with members of the 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Security Police Squadron, during a visit. The chief arrived during a local Salty Nation exercise, which enabled him to see the squadron in a state of combat-readiness

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger inspects a rank of combat ready Marines of the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. The secretary is touring the 2nd Marine Division

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger talks to a Marine of the 2nd reconnaissance Battalion during his tour of the 2nd Marine Division

Marines of the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion display their parachuting and scuba diving equipment during a lecture for Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger

A left front view of the TR-1 reconnaissance aircraft upon its landing

SSGT Al Horton, Personnel Service Division, 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, and MAJ Cliff Cunningham, chief of training for PSD, demonstrate the life support system

A right underside view of the TR-1 reconnaissance aircraft in flight

A left side view of the TR-1 reconnaissance aircraft as it rolls out of the Skunks Works hangar

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft taxiing along the flightline. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, was refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft in flight during testing

Right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft in flight during testing. The Extender, silhouetted against the sunset horizon, is from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, and the Blackbird, the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing