Aviation

Explorer Byrd and Seaplane: early 1900s

Explorer Byrd and Seaplane: early 1900s

Explorer Lieutenant Commmander Richard Evelyn Byrd, USN and hydroaeroplane, early 1900s. Other photos show that what he has in the bag is an air-raft. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

WW2 Airplane and Crew: 1940s

WW2 Airplane and Crew: 1940s

World War Two airplane with ground crew and possibly pilots. No description with photo. Photo taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

Japanese Military Biplanes: 1910s

Japanese Military Biplanes: 1910s

Japanese airplanes of Tokorozawa Battalion. Nice old Japan military biplane photo by Bain News Service. No date with photo, but probably taken in the 1910s during WW1. There was an Army Aviation School at Tokorozawa. LOC original medium: glass negative.

C-47 Aircraft Inspection: 1942

C-47 Aircraft Inspection: 1942

Women inspectors at the Long Beach, California plant of Douglas Aircraft Company checking center wings for C-47 transport planes. The Douglas C-47 Skytrain is a military transport, developed from the Douglas DC-3 airliner, that was used extensively during World War Two. WW2 aircraft factory photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection.

P-51 Preparation: 1942

P-51 Preparation: 1942

P-51 Mustang fighter planes being prepared for test flight at North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. WW2 aviation photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Airedale and Aviatrix: 1923

Airedale and Aviatrix: 1923

Female aviator with Warren Harding's dog Laddie Boy, an airedale terrier. Photo taken between 1921 and 1923. Harding served as Prsident from 1921 until his death from a heart attack in 1923. LOC original medium: photographic print.

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