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

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

Original Caption: Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters... more

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

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liber...

Photographer: From the Willard Storage Battery Co. Airplanes - Instruments

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 - Miscellaneous - Teaching American Aviators foreign flying ...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Airplanes - Miscellaneous

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 - Types - Macchi Seaplane - Side View. Aviation Experiment S...

Photographer: Aviation Experiment Station Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Operations - French and American Aviators. French aviation...

Photographer: French Official Photo Airplanes - Operations

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

Airplanes - Ordnance - Machine Gun Mounting on Breguet plane; Aviation...

Date Taken: 1/5/1918 Photographer: From C.O. Aviation Field, Mineola, L.I., N.Y. Airplanes - Ordnance

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

Balloons - Equipment - Shipping dirigibles to France. Sections of one ...

Date Taken: 10/17/1918 Photographer: International Film Service Balloons - Equipment

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 - Airplane Type. S.V.A. motors: S.P.A. 220 H.P. or I...

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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

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

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Engines

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

Airplanes - Flight - Flying under adverse conditions. Aviation Experim...

Date Taken: 12/31/1917 Photographer: Aviation Experimental Station, Hampton, Virginia Airplanes - Flight

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

Airplanes - Types - Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Fairfield, Ohio. J-N...

Date Taken: 4/27/1918 Photographer: C.O., Wilbur Wright Field Airplanes - Types

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 - Instruments - Manufacturing altimeters for the aviation se...

Photographer: Rec'd from Taylor Instrument Companies Airplanes - Instruments

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

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Assembling a De H aviland Machine, ...

Photographer: C.P.I. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

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

Colleges and Universities - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Ai...

Colleges and Universities - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liber...

Photographer: From the Willard Storage Battery Co. Airplanes - Instruments

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 - Operations - American Aviators in England. A group of airp...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Airplanes - Operations

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

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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 - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liber...

Photographer: From the Willard Storage Battery Co. Airplanes - Instruments

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

Airplanes - Instruments - Making instruments for war use. The No. 21 s...

Photographer: W.F. Miller & Co. Airplanes - Instruments

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

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - American Red Cross Can...

Photographer: American Red Cross American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings

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

Airplanes - Radio Equipment - Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, Vi...

Date Taken: 9/11/1917 Airplanes - Radio Equipment

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

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

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Broken parts of H-4 wreck....

Date Taken: 6/20/1918 Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio Airplanes - Accidents

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 - Miscellaneous - First photos taken by Government permissio...

Date Taken: 1917 Photographer: International Film Service Airplanes - Miscellaneous

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 - Engines - Airplane Engine Type. S.P.A. 300 H.P. Italian Av...

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Engines

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 - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liber...

Photographer: From the Willard Storage Battery Co. Airplanes - Instruments

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 - Parts - Manufacturing Aviation Generators for U.S. Governm...

Photographer: From the Ale ander Milburn Co. Airplanes - Parts

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

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experimental Station. Hampton, VA. Commit...

Photographer: Committee Public Information Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Broken parts of H-4 wreck....

Date Taken: 6/20/1918 Photographer: Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio Airplanes - Accidents

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 - Instruments - Manufacturing altimeters for the aviation se...

Photographer: Rec'd from Taylor Instrument Companies Airplanes - Instruments

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 - Airplane Type. S.V.A. motors: S.P.A. 220 H.P. or I...

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, Virginia. Th...

Date Taken: 7/9/1917 Photographer: C.O. Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experimental Station. Hampton, VA. Side o...

Photographer: Committee Public Information Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accident. Wilbur Wright Aviation Fiel...

Date Taken: 6/0/1918 Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio Airplanes - Accidents

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

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experimental Station. Front Standard J.R....

Photographer: Committee Public Information Airplanes - Types

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 - Types - Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Fairfield, Ohio. Ass...

Date Taken: 4/12/1918 Photographer: J.O. McDonnell Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Wilbur Wright Aviation Fie...

Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio Airplanes - Accidents

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

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experimental Station, Hampton, VA. Rear o...

Photographer: Committee Public Information Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accident. Wilbur Wright Aviation Fiel...

Date Taken: 6/19/1918 Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio Airplanes - Accidents

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

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Day bombardment Caproni Triplane, F...

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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 - Accidents - Airplane Accident. Wreck of D-H-4. Wilbur Wrig...

Date Taken: 6/20/1918 Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio Airplanes - Accidents

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

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - The Big Liberty Motor on De Havilan...

Photographer: C.P.I. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

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

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

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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 - Miscellaneous - Learning to sight at the gunnery school of...

Date Taken: 1918 Photographer: Rec'd from Recruiting Publicity Bureau of U.S.M.C. Airplanes - Miscellaneous

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

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - Dirigibles. Stabling a Dirig...

Photographer: A.E.F. French Photo Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations

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

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Main section in aviation plant near...

Date Taken: 12/0/1917 Photographer: Nordyke & Marmon Co. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

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

Colleges and Universities - Cornell University - Cornell University. ...

Date Taken: 1918 Colleges and Universities - Cornell University

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 - Instruments - Manufacturing altimeters for the aviation se...

Photographer: Rec'd from Taylor Instrument Companies Airplanes - Instruments

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

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Liberty motor. Wilbur Wrig...

Date Taken: 6/20/1918 Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio Airplanes - Accidents

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 - Engines - Site of the Nordyke and Marmon Co., aviation fac...

Date Taken: 6/19/1917 Photographer: Nordyke & Marmon Co. Airplanes - Engines

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 - Accidents - Airplane Accidents. Wreck of D.H. Wilbur Wrigh...

Date Taken: 6/19/1918 Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field, Dayton, Ohio Airplanes - Accidents

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 - Types - Side view of Thomas S-4 Aeroplane. Taken at Aviati...

Date Taken: 7/9/1917 Photographer: C.O. Aviation Exper. Station Airplanes - Types

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 - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liber...

Photographer: From the Willard Storage Battery Co. Airplanes - Instruments

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

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

Date Taken: 11/12/1918 Ceremonies - Boston, Mass.

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

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Pomilio D, Type 1917, Fiat motor 30...

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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

Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. Ansaldo 1. (Balilla) Motor S.P.A.22...

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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 - Instruments - Manufacturing aviation battery used in Liber...

Photographer: From the Willard Storage Battery Co. Airplanes - Instruments

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 - Flight - A squadron of airplanes many hundreds of feet up ...

Date Taken: 1918 Photographer: Rec'd from Recruiting Publicity Bureau of U.S.M.C. Airplanes - Flight

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

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

Date Taken: 5/4/1918 Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field Airplanes - Accidents

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

Airplanes - Historical - General W.S. Brancker of the English Air Forc...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Airplanes - Historical

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

Colleges and Universities - Princeton - Princeton University Flying Sc...

Original Caption: Princeton University Flying School for Students. Under the supervision of Marshall Mills, an alumnus and aviator, Princeton University opened an aviation school, three miles from the college.... more

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

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

Date Taken: 6/3/1918 Photographer: Wilbur Wright Aviation Field Airplanes - Accidents

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

American Library Association - ALA - European - French - Orly Aviation...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - ALA - European - French

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. ...

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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. ...

Photographer: Italian Aviation Mission Airplanes - Types

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