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Space Ship Takeoff, a Technical Fantasy

HINDENBURG CRASH, 05/06/1937 (Disc 2)

Photograph of a B-26 Martin Marauder Giving Cover to the Landing Craft on the Beaches of France

Aerial Photograph of Franklin Roosevelt's Inauguration in 1941

Photograph of Lt. Louis Zamperini, Former NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] Miler and Olympic Team Member, Bombardier, on Lt. Russel A. Phillips' Plane, Examining 20 mm Japanese Explosive Shell Hole in the Side of Fuselage

Photograph of Lt. Lou Zamperini, Bombardier, Examining the Damage a Japanese Cannon Shell did to His Liberator

NORMANDY, THE AIRBORNE INVASION OF FORTRESS EUROPE

Photograph of Paratroopers just before They Took off for the Initial Assault of D-Day

Aerial Photograph of the Landing Operation on the French Coast Showing Three LSTs Stuck in Shallow Water off Shore

Photograph of Men and Assault Vehicles Storming the Beaches of Normandy

Captured German War Films

Captured German War Films
Captured German War Films

HIGH FREQUENCY AS A WEAPON

HIGH FREQUENCY AS A WEAPON
HIGH FREQUENCY AS A WEAPON

The Last Bomb

The Last Bomb
The Last Bomb

THE CALL OF THE AIR

THE CALL OF THE AIR
THE CALL OF THE AIR

Project Thunderstorm, 05/1947 - 09/1947

[Brigadier General Phillips W. Smith, USAF, Director, Defense Production Division, OSR]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

BERLIN AIR LIFT (OUTTAKES FROM "OPERATIONS VITTLES")

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

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)

TECHNOLOGY FOR TOMORROW (EYE IN THE SKY)

ANIMALS IN ROCKET FLIGHT

ANIMALS IN ROCKET FLIGHT
ANIMALS IN ROCKET FLIGHT

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)

Photograph of Brigadier General Stoyte Ross USAF, Comdg. Gen Headquarters Staff Delivering the Documents to Dr. Wayne C. Grover Archivist of the United States

Photograph of Hon.. Theodore J. Green, Senator from Rhode Island Delivering the Documents and Charge to Brigadier General Stoyte Ross USAF for Safe Delivery to the National Archives

Photograph of Hon.. Theodore J. Green, Senator from Rhode Island, Delivering the Documents and Charge to Brigadier General Stoyte Ross USAF at the Library of Congress

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

USAF Band Concert (Poster)

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)

Weather Station Balloon

Launchings of Discoverer and Explorer

Supersonic Thunderbirds

Supersonic Thunderbirds
Supersonic Thunderbirds

Volcano Eruptions

Volcano Eruptions
Volcano Eruptions

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Commander AFRS/AFRTS-Broadcast Center - James H. Rose, LT. COL., USAF from October 1954 - January 1960. (Exact Date Shot Unknown)

Berlin Documentary

Berlin Documentary
Berlin Documentary

Man and Space

Man and Space
Man and Space

Chimp and Man Ejections

Chimp and Man Ejections
Chimp and Man Ejections

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Having His Blood Pressure Checked after His Aurora 7 Flight

THE CAPE

THE CAPE
THE CAPE

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

Photograph of Symposium on Legal Information Retrieval

A spontaneous conference is held in a corridor at the Pentagon by, left to right, General Earle G. Wheeler, USA, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF; Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus R. Vance and Lieutenant General David A. Burchinal, USAF, Director of the Joint STAFF, Joint Chiefs of STAFF

Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara holds a spontaneous conference outside his office at the Pentagon. From left to right: General Earle G. Wheeler, USA, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS); McNamara; Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus R. Vance; and Lieutenant General David A. Burchinal, USAF, director of the joint staff, JCS

PRESIDENT NIXON'S VISIT, JOHNSTON ISLAND, July 23-24, 1969

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)

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

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)

Photographs of X-15 Pilot Captain Joe H. Engle, USAF, and a X-15 Aircraft

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)

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)

Chinese film

Chinese film
Chinese film

As the Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) hovers, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) lowered to the ground prepares a wounded Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier for extraction from the burning minefield

As the Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) hovers, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) is extracted while holding a wounded Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier from the burning minefield

A Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) lowers AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) into a burning minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) for a helicopter extraction of a wounded Vietnamese Soldier. The soldier lost a foot when he stepped on a landmine. Nobody could figure out how to extract the wounded soldier without tripping the mines. A1C Pitsenbarger said, "No problem, just lower me down on the penetrator, Ill straddle the guy, pick him up, and then you can lift me up." Risky as everyone knew that the prop wash could also setoff the mines. A1C Pitsenbarger...

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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)

Commander AFRTS-Broadcast Center - Robert R. Eby, COL., USAF from July 1964 - January 1966 and March 1967 - July 1968. (Exact Date Shot Unknown)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN John Parie (left), of the 341st Space Wing Public Affairs Office, photographs another AIRMAN shortly after the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush at the 120th Fighter Wing, Great Falls International Airport Air Guard Station, Mont., on Feb. 3, 2005. Great Falls was one of five cities visited by the President for Town Hall meetings on social security issues following his State of the Union Address. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Roger M. Dey) (Released)

TECH. SGT. Bertram W.I. Mau South Korea....A view of the Korean Operational Tactical Air Range (KOTAR) with a video camera in the foreground. The KOTAR, assigned to the 51st Services Squadron, is under construction during exercise Commando Crest. OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR MASTER SGT. Duane M. Hinsberger, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, works on a jet engine, during the ' William Tell' Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR MASTER SGT. Duane M. Hinsberger, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, works on a jet engine, during the"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Weapons Handlers assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, prepare to upload a training weapon onto a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, under the watchful eye of a competition judge, during the"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M....A close-up view of the laser cavity of a carbon dioxide electric discharge laser at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory. OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

TECH. SGT. Gerald Hansen Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M....A left rear view of an HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter parked on the flight line. OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

STAFF SGT. Charles Taylor Hurlburt Field, Fla....An airman uses a flashlight to read a map during the night navigation event, part of the annual Tactical Air Command Control SPECIALIST competition. OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

Reynolds California....An air-to-air left side view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft firing an AGM-45 Shrike missile over the Edwards Air Force Base Test Range. Second view in a series of three OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force Weapons Handlers TECH. SGT. William Gilge and TECH. SGT. Kenneth Smallerz, both assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, upload training weapons onto a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, under the watchful eye of a competition judge, during the"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force MAJ. Allan B. Eide, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, holds the trophy for the best over all air crew in the 1970"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. (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 winning trophies at the 1970"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. Left-to-right are CAPT. James P. Reimers, CAPT. Arthur E. Jacobson, MAJ. Wallace D. Hegg, MAJ. Allan B. Eide, and COL. Alexander P. Macdonald. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Officer assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a group photo after winning first place honors during the 1972 William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. Pictured left-to-right: MAJ. Alan Eide; LT. COL. Wally Hegg; MAJ. GEN. Ale LaClair A. Melhouse, North Dakota Adjutant General; and a unidentified U.S. Air Force MAJ. GEN. (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 winning trophies at the 1972"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. Left-to-right are MAJ. Alan Eide; LT. COL. Wally Hegg; MAJ. GEN. LaClair A. Melhouse, North Dakota Adjutant General; second from right not known; and COL. Alexander P. Macdonald. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force MAJ. Alan Eide (left) and LT. COL. Wally Hegg, pose for a photo with winning trophies at the 1972"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force all female weapons load team assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, handle an inert AIM-4C Falcon air-to-air missile during a William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. Pictured from left to right, Doreen Thomas, Patricia McMerty, Jacqueline Sanders, Ellen Rising (ranks at the time are unknown). (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress aircraft on landing approach during Operation LINEBACKER

An unidentified U.S. Air Force Colonel, part of the prisoner of war returnee delegation, shakes hands with Vietnam officers as a crowd of news media and spectators look on

U.S. Air Force CAPT. David Baker is carried by Viet Cong to a waiting helicopter upon his release

Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird meets with the Joint Chiefs of STAFF in his Pentagon office. Attending the meeting are, from left to right: GEN. Creighton W. Abrams, chief of staff, U.S. Army; Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, chairman; Secretary Laird; GEN. John D. Ryan, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force; Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., chief of naval operations; and Gen. Robert E. Cushman Jr., commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird meets with the Joint Chiefs of STAFF in his Pentagon office. Attending the meeting are, left to right: Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, chairman; GEN. Creighton W. Abrams, chief of staff, U.S. Army; Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt JR., chief of naval operations; Gen. Robert E. Cushman Jr., commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; and Gen. John D. Ryan, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force

Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, left, congratulates GEN. John D. Ryan, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, after presenting him with the Distinguished Service Medal (Air Force) during a Pentagon ceremony. Ryan has served in his position since August 1, 1969