Aviation

Irish Army Aviation: 1918

Irish Army Aviation: 1918

Army aviation airplane with Irish symbols - shamrock and harp. Pilot and passenger identified in another photo as Lt. Simonin and Mrs. Stoner. WW1 photo taken in 1918. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Spitfires Over Africa: 1943

Spitfires Over Africa: 1943

WW2 photo of Allied air forces operating in North Africa. A formation of Spitfires on interception patrol over De Djerba Island, off Gabes, on their way to the Mareth Line area, 1943. Image source: U.S. Army Air Forces, from Royal Air Force. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

State of the Art Technology: 1942

State of the Art Technology: 1942

Airborne Infantry officer using a walkie-talkie, a new technology introduced during WW2, during maneuvers of the Third Army, commanded by Lieutenant General Walter Kreuger. U.S. Army Signal Corps photo taken in 1942. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

WW2 Carrier Deck Ops: 1940s

WW2 Carrier Deck Ops: 1940s

Aircraft carrier deck operations with airplane preparing for take-off. WW2 photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

Flying Bicycle Contest: 1912

Flying Bicycle Contest: 1912

Aviette (flying bicycle) Contest - a public competition for a motorless flying machine. Photo taken at Issy les Moulineaux near Paris, France, June 7, 1912. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008). Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Ticket to Ride: early 1900s

Ticket to Ride: early 1900s

French aviation pioneer and aircraft builder Henri Farman and his wife on biplane, early 1900s. Bain News Service, publisher. No date on caption card. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in glass negative.

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