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A close up view of a US Air Force B-2 Spirit Bomber from 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, MO being refueled by the boom and refueling arm of a KC-10 Extender aircraft. The image was taken from the Boom Operators position

A close up view of a US Air Force B-2 Spirit Bomber from 509th Bomb Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Whiteman Air Force Base State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Chuck Reger Release Status: Rel... more

Map of Pass Cavallo, Texas, Showing the position of the Rebel fortifications and rifle pits. Surveyed December 1st, 1863, by Charles Hosmer, Sub-Assistant, [U.S. Coast Survey].

Map of Pass Cavallo, Texas, Showing the position of the Rebel fortific...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Aransas Pass, Texas, Taken by the Union forces under Maj. Gen. Banks, Nov. 17th., 1863 . . . shows the position of the bar, also the Rebel batteries, each mounting 1-20 lb. Parrot gun. [By] Charles Hosmer, Sub-Asst., U.S. Coast Survey.

Aransas Pass, Texas, Taken by the Union forces under Maj. Gen. Banks, ...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Plan of Knoxville and Vicinity and of the Fortifications built by the Garrison under the direction and Supervision of Brig'. Gen'l. Davis Tillson, also showing the position of the Rebel works during the Siege, 1864.

Plan of Knoxville and Vicinity and of the Fortifications built by the ...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Map of New Madrid, Mo., and Vicinity, showing the position of the fortifications. Surveyed & drawn by Louis Boedicker, 1st Lieut., 2nd Mo. Arty., Assistant Eng.

Map of New Madrid, Mo., and Vicinity, showing the position of the fort...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Not in Position to Give Up the Chase

Not in Position to Give Up the Chase

This illustration entitled "Not in Position to Give Up the Chase", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on May 1, 1899, shows Uncle Sam chasing after the Philippines to subdue ... more

Mr. Croker's Position

Mr. Croker's Position

This illustration entitled "Mr. Croker's Position", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on August 15, 1899, depicts Tammany Hall politician Richard Croker abandoning the Willi... more

A Perilous Position

A Perilous Position

This illustration entitled "A Perilous Position", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on August 25, 1899, depicts Paul Kruger, leader of the South African Republic drawn like ... more

Crane Hercules, Erecting "A" Frame, Looking Northwest, Yard Labor, Final Position

Crane Hercules, Erecting "A" Frame, Looking Northwest, Yard Labor, Fin...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Crane Hercules, Girder Nearly in Position, Yard Labor

Crane Hercules, Girder Nearly in Position, Yard Labor

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Crane Hercules Placing Turret Number 2, Weight 220,000 Pounds, in Position Aboard U.S.S. New York, Lowering Turret

Crane Hercules Placing Turret Number 2, Weight 220,000 Pounds, in Posi...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Monthly Progress Photo, New Position Jib Crane, Building 114 (36), Looking Southwest, Yard Labor

Monthly Progress Photo, New Position Jib Crane, Building 114 (36), Loo...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Tractor hauling bombing plane into position. 8-29-1918
British gun enroute to position. July 1917

British gun enroute to position. July 1917

British Photographs of World War I

Making a hill to cover a gun position. Salonika Campaign
Monument Set on Original Boundary Line 1833, Position Verified January 30, 1914

Monument Set on Original Boundary Line 1833, Position Verified January...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Monument Set on Original Boundary Line 1833, Position Verified January 30, 1914

Monument Set on Original Boundary Line 1833, Position Verified January...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Monument "B" on Original Boundary Line, Original Set September, 1802, Reset January 20, 1841, Position Verified February 2, 1914

Monument "B" on Original Boundary Line, Original Set September, 1802, ...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Scales for Experimental Purposes Aboard Ship, Loading Position

Scales for Experimental Purposes Aboard Ship, Loading Position

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Scales for Experimental Purposes Aboard Ship, Weighing Position

Scales for Experimental Purposes Aboard Ship, Weighing Position

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Side view showing position and bocking of wings and propellers boxes in crate. Dayton-Wright Airplane Co

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Side view showing position and bock...

Date Taken: 4/11/1918 Photographer: Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

Training course in gas projection. Constructing a position

Training course in gas projection. Constructing a position

German Military Activities and Personnel

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - The valve action already assembled is placed idn position by two operators. Willys-Overland. Co. N.Y

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - The valve action already assembled ...

Photographer: Willys-Overland Co. N.Y. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

Army of Occupation - American troops in the Rhineland. The Victors and the Vanquished, American soldiers and German civilians in Treves. Had the position been reveresed the civilians could have expected only brutality at the hands of their foe

Army of Occupation - American troops in the Rhineland. The Victors and...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Army of Occupation

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Manufacturing Curtiss OK-5 training aeroplane motors for the United States government at the Elmira Plant of the Willys Overland Company Toledo, Ohio. Close up-view of motor on stand, with propellor and radiator in position, ready to run on the tracks into the stall where it undergoes the "limbering test."

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Manufacturing Curtiss OK-5 training...

Photographer: From Willys Overland Company Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Diagram showing proper method for placing gas projectile in position for firing

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Diagram showing...

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous

Colleges and Universities - Yale University - Gun section swinging into position; Yale Battery, Sherman Field, Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Camouflage - Scouts - Camouflaged Scout demonstrating the means employed in advancing without disclosing his position. The man has his head resting on his wrists and slowly draws his body over his wrists and then replaces them in their former psotion; taking more than a minute for the operation

Camouflage - Scouts - Camouflaged Scout demonstrating the means employ...

Photographer: Major Francis T. Colby, U.S.A. Camouflage - Scouts

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Rear control crate, showing position of, and method of, blocking rudders. Dayton-Wright Airplane Co

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Rear control crate, showing positio...

Date Taken: 4/11/1918 Photographer: Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

Camouflage - Miscellaneous - One of the emplacements from the front, giving an idea of the roof of the dugout, of the size of the opening, in consequence of field of fire. It should be noted, in the construction of emplacements, that the larger the aperture, the more imperfect is the concealment and that the exposure of batteries is being brought close to the line for a given field of fire is made less safe not only by their approach to the enemy, but by the increased difficulty in the constuction and concealment of their position

Camouflage - Miscellaneous - One of the emplacements from the front, g...

Photographer: Major Francis T. Colby, U.S.A. Camouflage - Miscellaneous

Airplanes - Engines - Manufacturing Curtiss Ox-5 airplane engines at the Willy-s Morrow Plant, Elmira, New York. In position for propeller run

Airplanes - Engines - Manufacturing Curtiss Ox-5 airplane engines at t...

Photographer: Willys-Morrow Plant Airplanes - Engines

Camouflage - Roads - Shows the left flank of the position screened by trees

Camouflage - Roads - Shows the left flank of the position screened by ...

Photographer: Major Francis T. Colby, U.S.A. Camouflage - Roads

American Red Cross - N thru W - A.R.C. Personnel. Miss Julia Stimson, formerly Chief of American Red Cross in France, appointed Chief Nurse of Army Nurse Corps of A.E.F. to take effect early in November, 1918. Miss Stimson was wit British forces before coming to the A.R.C. A graduate of Vassar before the war she held position of Superintendent of Harlem Hospital in New York City, and afterwards had charge of Department of Nursing and Social Service in Washington University, St. Louis, MO

American Red Cross - N thru W - A.R.C. Personnel. Miss Julia Stimson, ...

Photographer: American Red Cross American Red Cross - N thru W

Airplanes - Types - Manufacturing Curtiss J.N. 4D planes at the Springfield Aircraft Corporation, Springfield, Mass. Rudder in position ready for weights of testing load

Airplanes - Types - Manufacturing Curtiss J.N. 4D planes at the Spring...

Photographer: Springfield Aircraft Corps. Airplanes - Types

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - Instruction - Illustrating the adjustment of the mask "by the numbers" position assumed at the command "1"

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - Instruction - Illustrating the adj...

Photographer: Chemical Warfare Service Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - Instruction

Camouflage - Soldiers Training - Learning the art of camouflage. This man of the 1st and 2nd platoons of the camouflage class conducted by the New York Board of Education is wearing the costume for rock camouflage. It does not conceal him when he is out in the open, but if he gets into a position beside a rock he looks like it. May 1, 1918

Camouflage - Soldiers Training - Learning the art of camouflage. This ...

Date Taken: 5/1/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Camouflage - Soldiers Training

Camouflage - Roads - Showing the up-keep of the position by trained gardeners. The battery commander is himself out for airplanes

Camouflage - Roads - Showing the up-keep of the position by trained ga...

Photographer: Major Francis T. Colby, U.S.A. Camouflage - Roads

Camouflage - Experiments - Experimental station for testing camouflage designs. Testing dazzle painting or camouflage for ships. The minature ship is placed in position with screen of water in background. The expert then looks through periscope and fires a small gun at ship, if he misses the camouflage is successful, if not a new one is tried

Camouflage - Experiments - Experimental station for testing camouflage...

Date Taken: 2/10/1919 Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Camouflage - Experiments

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Hauling the C-5 into position for Transoceanic Flight. The big C-5 whose remarkable getaway has astonished the world before she started on her trip for Newfoundland

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - Hauling the C-5 into position for Transo...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Balloons - Hangars and Beds

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - Battle of Menin Road. A British observation balloon was seen to be in difficulty during the early phase of the battle but the observer cleverly extricated himself from an awkward position by means of his parachute

Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations - Battle of Menin Road. A Brit...

Date Taken: 6/23/1918 Photographer: International Film Service Balloons - In the Theatre of Operations

Camouflage - Roads - Shows the path back of the battery position screened by trees. The condition of these trees is at all times carefully guarded, and the path was maintained in appearance similar to that in existence before the occupation of the position

Camouflage - Roads - Shows the path back of the battery position scree...

Photographer: Major Francis T. Colby, U.S.A. Camouflage - Roads

Airplanes - Ordnance - Airplanes and parts manufactured for government use. N-1 seaplane, Davis gun in position. At Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Camouflage - Scouts - The Belgian Sniping and Machine Gun Center, developed by Capitaine Dordu, Belgian Army. Showing the man with his head raised to indicate his position

Camouflage - Scouts - The Belgian Sniping and Machine Gun Center, deve...

Photographer: Major Francis T. Colby, U.S.A. Camouflage - Scouts

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Aileron crate, shoing position and blocking of landing gear struts, innerplane struts and ailerons

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Aileron crate, shoing position and ...

Date Taken: 4/11/1918 Photographer: Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

Training course in the gas projection. Constructing a position
Camouflage - Artillery - No German airman comes near this well camouflaged anti-aircraft gun. It is well camouflaged to hide it from enemy aircraft and is so mounted that it can be swing into any position with ease

Camouflage - Artillery - No German airman comes near this well camoufl...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Camouflage - Artillery

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