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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

Andrew Tester (left), Suffolk County Council archaeologist, explains the value of the archaeological treasure found on Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall, UK, to US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Richard T. Devereaux (second from left), Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW). When a new softball field was planned, Mr. Tester and his colleagues were called in to survey an area first and they discovered the artifacts. This body was not only the only find that the archaeologists found, there were several other remains, pottery, and coins. The dates for most of the finds are believed to be from the early Roman age, 43 - 410 C.E. (Common Era)), but some items could fall into the Neolithic...

Andrew Tester (left), Suffolk County Council archaeologist, explains t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Andrew Tester (left), Suffolk County Council archaeologist, explains the value of the archaeological treasure found on Royal Air... More

American Red Cross - Refugees - Rene and Margurite Doublinger have been adopted by the 644th Aero Squadron

American Red Cross - Refugees - Rene and Margurite Doublinger have bee...

Photographer: American Red Cross, France American Red Cross - Refugees

Equality for all

Equality for all

The Airman’s Coin is given to everyone who completes basic training. It is the symbol which solidifies a basic trainee becoming an Airman in the world’s greatest Air Force. The Airman’s Coin is given to everyon... More

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, left, 52nd Fighter

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, left, 52nd Fighter

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, left, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Albert Roper, far left, 52nd Operations Group Detachment One commander, get a briefing by Polish Air Force Brig. Gen. Iteneusz... More

Taj birthday

Taj birthday

Randolph's iconic administration building, the "Taj Mahal" at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, Nov. 30, 2011, officially opened 80 years ago on Oct. 5, 1930. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo/Released)

A World War II reenactor waits as his fellow reenactors

A World War II reenactor waits as his fellow reenactors

A World War II reenactor waits as his fellow reenactors prepare to drive an antique Jeep from the 1940’s during celebrations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 3, 2014. Thousands are expected to travel to N... More

Artwork: "B-26 (Baltimore Whore". Artist: Katherine Hoppock. US Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "B-26 (Baltimore Whore". Artist: Katherine Hoppock. US Air Fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Col Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg,

Col Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg,

Col Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is a WWII and Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force for more than 25 years. He graduated from Wofford College, and commissio... More

Artwork:  "B-24".  Artist:  Katherine Hoppock.  US Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "B-24". Artist: Katherine Hoppock. US Air Force Art Colle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

In April 18, 1942, Airmen of the U.S. Army Air Forces, led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a daring raid on military targets in Tokyo, ... More

On 18 April 1942, airmen of the US Army Air Forces,

On 18 April 1942, airmen of the US Army Air Forces,

On 18 April 1942, airmen of the US Army Air Forces, led by Lt. Col. James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a surprising and daring raid on militar... More

"GOOD HUNTING, SON,- YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN NOW!!!"

"GOOD HUNTING, SON,- YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN NOW!!!"

Training blacks in the Air Force. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston

Artwork: "Portrait of B-17 Crewman Examining Machine Gun After a Raid, June 1944, at a Base Somewhere in East Anglia". Artist: Arthur Rothenberg, USAF Art Collection

Artwork: "Portrait of B-17 Crewman Examining Machine Gun After a Raid,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

World War II reenactors sit on a tank to listen to

World War II reenactors sit on a tank to listen to

World War II reenactors sit on a tank to listen to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, United States Air Forces Europe, Air Forces Africa vice commander, speak to the town of Picauville, France, during a ceremon... More

Artwork: "B-17 at Hamilton". Artist: Jim Schwering. U.S. Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "B-17 at Hamilton". Artist: Jim Schwering. U.S. Air Force Art...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Russell Gackenbach, back center, was the navigator

Russell Gackenbach, back center, was the navigator

Russell Gackenbach, back center, was the navigator aboard the B-29 Superfortress, Necessary Evil, and is the last surviving member of the three crews that flew the atomic bomb mission over Hiroshima, Japan on A... More

Artwork: "Crew of a B-24 Being Taken to Interrogation After Raid on Berlin, 1945". Artist: Arthur Rothenberg, USAF Art Collection

Artwork: "Crew of a B-24 Being Taken to Interrogation After Raid on Be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) George C. Kenney, Commander of Far East Air Forces from 15 June 1944 to 29 December 1945

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) George C. Kenney...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

Artwork: "B-17 Flight". Artist: Edward Lim, USAF Art Collection

Artwork: "B-17 Flight". Artist: Edward Lim, USAF Art Collection

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artwork: B-17 Flying Fortress - Artist: Darrel G. Crow U.S. Air Force Art Collection OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

Artwork: B-17 Flying Fortress - Artist: Darrel G. Crow U.S. Air Force ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of Bldg. 1535, occupied by HQ SAC until Feb. 1948, when the Military Air Trans. Service, later to become the Military Airlift Command, moved in. The Research and Development Command, later to become the Air Research and Development Command, replaced MATS in Jan. 1951. On April 1, 1961 the ARDC became the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)

An aerial view of Bldg. 1535, occupied by HQ SAC until Feb. 1948, when...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... More

1947 Air Force Birthday Graphic

1947 Air Force Birthday Graphic

On September 18, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 establishing the Department of the Air Force as a separate branch from the Army Air Forces. The act, which was a component of Pre... More

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

[Brigadier General Phillips W. Smith, USAF, Director, Defense Producti...

[Brigadier General Phillips W. Smith, USAF, Director, Defense Production Division, OSR] - [PAR-4206]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)] - [FRA-7185 through FRA-7191 (And O-File)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)] - [FRA-7185 through FRA-7191 (And O-File)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)] - [FRA-7185 through FRA-7191 (And O-File)]

Executive Order No. 9981: Ending military segregation

Executive Order No. 9981: Ending military segregation

Executive Order 9981, July 26, 1948; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives Building, Washington. (Online version, www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=84, Fe... More

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)] - [FRA-7185 through FRA-7191 (And O-File)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)]

[Mystere IV Handed Over to USAF (Offshore)] - [FRA-7185 through FRA-7191 (And O-File)]

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Ennis C. Whitehead, Commander of Far East Air Forces, from 30 December 1945 to 25 April 1949

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Enni...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft passes over the Mojave Desert while en route to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where it will be used in the QF-106 drone program. The aircraft, which was the second-to-last F-106 in active service, had been used as a safety chase aircraft in the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft passes over the Mojave Desert while en r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft sits on the flight line at Rockwell International's Plant No. 42, where it has been used as a safety chase aircraft for the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program. The aircraft, which was the final F-106 in active service, will be flown to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for use in the QF-106 drone program. A B-1B aircraft is in the background

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft sits on the flight line at Rockwell Inte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

Jim Dickerson, a maintenance crew chief for Rockwell International, stands in front of an F-106A Delta Dart aircraft prior to its last flight. The aircraft, which was the last Delta Dart in active service, has been used as a safety chase aircraft for the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program. It will be taken to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where it will become a QF-106 drone aircraft

Jim Dickerson, a maintenance crew chief for Rockwell International, st...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

Gary Olin, right, of Rockwell International, and MAJ Jimmy Robbins stand in front of the last F-106A Delta Dart aircraft in active service before its final flight. Robbins will fly the aircraft to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where it will be used in the QF-106 drone program. The F-106 was used in the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program as a safety chase aircraft

Gary Olin, right, of Rockwell International, and MAJ Jimmy Robbins sta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

USAF 70th Birthday: 1947 to 1960 (poster 1 of 8)

USAF 70th Birthday: 1947 to 1960 (poster 1 of 8)

Promotional poster at AIRMAN Magazine for the 70th birthday of the US Air Force. Features two P-51 Mustangs flying through the clouds, the theme “Breaking Barriers” and the 70th birthday logo. This was used acr... More

US Air Force (USAF) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Matthew Robey (left) and 2LT Michelle Taylor of the 2nd Munitions Squadron (MS), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), do a hands-on restoration of the 8th Air Force Museums F-84F Thunderstreak fighter aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Matthew Robey (left) and 2LT ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: A1C... More

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft rolls along a taxiway at Rockwell International's Plant No. 42, where it has been used as a safety chase aircraft for the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program. The aircraft, which was the final F-106 in active service, will be flown to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for use in the QF-106 drone program. A B-1B aircraft is in the background

An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft rolls along a taxiway at Rockwell Intern...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

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)

A U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

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)

U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

MAJ Jimmy Robbins stands in front of the last F-106A Delta Dart aircraft in active service before its final flight. Robbins will fly the aircraft to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where it will be used in the QF-106 drone program. The Delta Dart was used in the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program as a safety chase aircraft

MAJ Jimmy Robbins stands in front of the last F-106A Delta Dart aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

Extreme close up showing the nose section of a MIG-15 aircraft on display during the Airfest 2000 air show at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA)

Extreme close up showing the nose section of a MIG-15 aircraft on disp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: March Air Reserve Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Melissa Connolly, USAF Release ... More

Korean War Begins

Korean War Begins

The Korean War began on June 25th, 1950 when the North Korean Communist army crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded non-Communist South Korea. As the North Korean army, armed with Soviet tanks, quickly overran S... More

Rockwell International maintenance personnel stand in front of an F-106A Delta Dart aircraft prior to its last flight. The aircraft, which was the last Delta Dart in active service, has been used as a safety chase aircraft in the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program. It will be taken to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where it will become a QF-106 drone aircraft. A B-1B aircraft is in the background

Rockwell International maintenance personnel stand in front of an F-10...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen of Note, part of the USAF Band Jazz Section, recreate a scene from the 1950s tribute to Glenn Millers Army Air Forces (AAF) dance band for a Voice of America (VOA) recording for a future worldwide broadcast. Note: (UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND, TRIBUTE TO GLENN MILLER ARMY AIR FORCE BAND)

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen of Note, part of the USAF Band Jazz Section...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Casey Mccormick, USAF Release Sta... More

Retired GEN Curtis E. LeMay listens to a question during an interview taped for the National Air and Space Museum. LeMay headed the Strategic Air Command from 1948 to 1957 and was Air Force CHIEF of STAFF from 1961 to 1965

Retired GEN Curtis E. LeMay listens to a question during an interview ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: March Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott P. Stewart Release Status:... More

Gary Olin of Rockwell International holds a model of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft. Olin, a retired Air Force pilot, works in the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program, which used the last active service F-106s as safety chase aircraft. The final F-106 was flown to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, on July 6, 1990

Gary Olin of Rockwell International holds a model of an F-106 Delta Da...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Palmdale State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Status: Released to... More

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen of Note, part of the USAF Band Jazz Section, recreate a scene from the 1950s tribute to Glenn Millers Army Air Forces (AAF) dance band for a Voice of America (VOA) recording for a future worldwide broadcast

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen of Note, part of the USAF Band Jazz Section...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Casey Mccormick, USAF Release Sta... More

US Air Force (USAF) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Matthew Robey (left) and 2LT Michelle Taylor of the 2nd Munitions Squadron (MS), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), do a hands-on restoration of the 8th Air Force Museums F-84F Thunderstreak fighter aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Matthew Robey (left) and 2LT ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: A1C... More

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Otto P. (Opie) Weyland, Commander of Far East Air Forces from 10 June 1951 to 25 March 1954

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Otto P. (Opie) W...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN) George E. Stratemyer, Commander of Far East Air Forces from 26 April 1949 to 09 June 1951

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Geor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

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)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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 Deliv...

Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

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 Brigadier General Stoyte Ross USAF, Comdg. Gen Headquart...

Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

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

Photograph of Hon.. Theodore J. Green, Senator from Rhode Island, Deli...

Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

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)

U.S. Air Force maintenance personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Win...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Williams State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

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 personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Williams State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

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 Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Williams State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

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 North Dakota Air National Guard pilot Duane"Pappy"Larso...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Williams State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

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)

A U.S. Air Force munitions handler assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Williams State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

New Hampshire News Representatives before a Civil Defense Briefing

New Hampshire News Representatives before a Civil Defense Briefing

This photograph depicts a group of news representatives from New Hampshire as they prepare to fly to the headquarters of the 32nd Air Division in Syracuse, New York on November 6, 1953, for a Civil Defense brie... More

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Laurence S. Kuter, Commander of Far East Air Forces and Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) from 04 June 1955 to 31 July 1959

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Laurence S. Kute...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Earle E. Partridge, Commander of Far East Air Forces from 26 March 1954 to 03 June 1955

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Earle E. Partrid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

Rows of tombstones line the vast expanse at Cambridge

Rows of tombstones line the vast expanse at Cambridge

Rows of tombstones line the vast expanse at Cambridge American Cemetery, United Kingdom, Nov. 11, 2015. The cemetery was dedicated in 1956 as the final resting place of 3,812 American Service members. (U.S. Air... More

PARTNERS IN FREEDOM, 06/06/1956

PARTNERS IN FREEDOM, 06/06/1956

[Silent, Unedited] ARC Identifier 66996 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-24614. Summary: USAF public relations release to introduce FEAF and the FEAF mission to the Japanese people, stressing Japanese-American solid... More

A brand new KC-135 Stratotanker, Tail number 55-3127,

A brand new KC-135 Stratotanker, Tail number 55-3127,

A brand new KC-135 Stratotanker, Tail number 55-3127, takes off from Larson Air Force Base, Washington, June 28, 1957, on its way to Castle AFB, Washington. This was the first KC-135 delivered to the legacy Str... More

USAF Band Concert (Poster)

USAF Band Concert (Poster)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Taipei Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

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 Brig. GEN. Thornton E."BECK"Becklund, 119th Fighter Win...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

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)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

Weather Station Balloon

Weather Station Balloon

This photograph shows a helium-filled radar observer balloon at the U.S. Air Force weather station at the Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada Proving Grounds at Indian Springs. Testing of the atmosphere was done ... More

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 personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Emmett (Rosie) O'Donnell, Jr. Commander of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) from 01 August 1959 to 31 July 1963

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Emmett (Rosie) O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic...

Original caption: SUBJECT: MOTHER EARTH FROM 700MILES UP -- This series of photographs taken during the flight of an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 24, 1959, shows the earth from an a... More

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

Commander AFRS/AFRTS-Broadcast Center - James H. Rose, LT. COL., USAF ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Loyd Nolan, left, speaks during an interview taped for the National Air and Space Museum. Nolan founded the Confederate Air Force, a private historical organization that restores and preserves World War II-era aircraft. AT right is retired GEN Curtis E. LeMay, who headed the Strategic Air Command from 1948 to 1957 and was Air Force CHIEF of STAFF from 1961 to 1965

Loyd Nolan, left, speaks during an interview taped for the National Ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: March Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott P. Stewart Release Status:... More

Retired GEN Curtis E. LeMay speaks during an interview taped for the National Air and Space Museum. LeMay headed the Strategic Air Command from 1948 to 1957 and was Air Force CHIEF of STAFF from 1961 to 1965

Retired GEN Curtis E. LeMay speaks during an interview taped for the N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: March Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott P. Stewart Release Status:... More

Warehouse interior, medium shot, SENIOR AIRMAN Devine, Hooker, Roulhac and other USAF personnel, 436th Aerial Port Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, around a section of the Berlin Wall, a second section of wall in background. The wall sections were docked at Dover AFB, 3 January 2000 and are awaiting transportation to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio for display at the Air Force Museum

Warehouse interior, medium shot, SENIOR AIRMAN Devine, Hooker, Roulhac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: William Plate Jr. Release Status: Relea... More

Warehouse interior, medium shot, SENIOR AIRMAN Devine, Hooker and Roulhac, USAF, 436th Aerial Port Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, standing beside a cargo box on a section of the Berlin Wall, a second section of wall in background. The wall sections were docked at Dover AFB, 3 January 2000 and are waiting transportation to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio for display at the Air Force Museum

Warehouse interior, medium shot, SENIOR AIRMAN Devine, Hooker and Roul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: William Plate Jr. Release Status: Relea... More

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

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Having His Blood Pressure C...

Original caption: USAF Lt. Col. E. W. Schear takes Astronaut Carpenters' blood pressure shortly after his arrival aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid. Committee Papers

A full-scale replica of the Gemini adapter section

A full-scale replica of the Gemini adapter section

A full-scale replica of the Gemini adapter section and base of capsule is being prepared for simulated high altitude test of emergency abort system occurring in 1963 in the AEDC J-1 test cell at Arnold Air Forc... More

Retired chief master sergeant, GS employee retires after 52 years

Retired chief master sergeant, GS employee retires after 52 years

Chief Master Sgt. John Malone, right, retires after serving 26 years on active duty at a ceremony held on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in 1990. Malone served a combined 52 years on active duty and in civilian service.

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Jacob E. Smart, Commander of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) from 01 August 1963 to 31 July 1964

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Jacob E. Smart, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

A C-124 Globemaster II, like the one depicted in this

A C-124 Globemaster II, like the one depicted in this

A C-124 Globemaster II, like the one depicted in this photo, was operated and maintained by the 937th Troop Carrier Group (later the 937th Air Transport Group and then 937th Military Airlift Group) at Tinker Ai... More

THE CAPE

THE CAPE

1963 ARC Identifier 69591 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-39925. Film highlights events at the Cape during 1963 including missile launches, both successful and malfunctions; construction of Titan III facility; sequ... More

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

Graduating Cadets Toss Caps in the Air as President John F. Kennedy Lo...

Original caption: President John F. Kennedy's trip to Colorado to address the graduating class from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Graduating cadets toss caps in the air as President Kennedy looks on. Falcon Sta... More

Photograph of Symposium on Legal Information Retrieval

Photograph of Symposium on Legal Information Retrieval

Left to right: Calvin M. Vos, USAF Staff Judge Advocate; William H. Smith, Assistant Commissioner, Planning and Research, Internal Revenue Service; John G. Lyons, Attorney, Department of Justice, Securities and... More

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Hunter Harris, Commander of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) from 01 August 1964 to 31 January 1967

Artwork portrait of US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Hunter Harris, C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT R... More

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

Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara holds a spontaneous conference...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Harold Wise, USN Release Status: ... More

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

A spontaneous conference is held in a corridor at the Pentagon by, lef...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Ralph Seghess Release Status: Rel... More

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)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson, assigned to the 119th Figh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fargo State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

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)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

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

Photograph of Jerauld R. Gentry, Peter C. Hoag, John A. Manke and Will...

Original caption: NASA FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER, EDWARDS, CALIF. - Four of the men who have flown the experimental lifting bodies are Jerauld R. Gentry, Peter C. Hoag, John A. Manke and William H. Dana. The HL-1... More

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

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

Original caption: Edwards, California - X-15 pilot Capt. Joe H. Engle, USAF, is posed with the rocket-powered x-15 aircraft. Engle is one of six pilots currently assigned to the joint NASA-Air Force research p... More

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)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

The image is former 149th Fighter Wing commander, Air

The image is former 149th Fighter Wing commander, Air

The image is former 149th Fighter Wing commander, Air Force Col. Charles Quist, posing for his Air Force official photo. The exact date is unknown, but Quist was commander of the Texas Air National Guard wing f... More

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 LT. COL. Alexander P. Macdonald (Eventual North Dakota ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

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

As the Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) hovers, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: As the Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) hovers, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Det... More

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