A Douglas T2D flying over Naval Air Station in San Diego in 1927 (via San Diego Air & Space Museum)

A Douglas T2D flying over Naval Air Station in San Diego in 1927 (via San Diego Air & Space Museum)

17 April 2014 ♥ 27 notes           Reblog    High-Res
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The Uniforms of the Women Airforce Service Pilots

Row 1 (L to R):

  • WASP Trainee — ”General’s” pants, white shirts, worn with A-2 leather jacket w/ Fifi patch on left front.
  • Dress Uniform — Santiago blue in color and including skirt and belted blazer, beret, white shirt and tie. Black leather purse was one of the first ‘over the shoulder’ bags. Official uniform hardware included WASP Wings, prop & wings, Army Air Force patch and the W.A.S.P. hardware on the lapel.
  • Flying Duty Uniform — Eisenhower jacket and slacks, worn with blue shirt and tie. Uniform hardware the same as dress uniform - only one “W.A.S.P” worn on collar and one prop and wings worn on opposite collar.

Bottom row (L to R):

  • Leather Flying Gear — Heavy leather suits - in mens sizes only. Worn by trainees and ferry pilots when flying in cold weather or open cockpit aircraft.
  • "Zoot Suits" — Army issue mechanic’s coveralls worn by the WASP trainees to fly in. They came in ONLY men’s sizes—and the trainees had to roll up the sleeves and pants legs.
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    source: wingsacrossamerica.us
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

"Skipper’s Darlin’ III" prepares for takeoff. The SSgt. is applying tape over the gun-ports to prevent them becoming moisture filled and freezing shut.
(Collection of Jon Lake)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

"Skipper’s Darlin’ III" prepares for takeoff. The SSgt. is applying tape over the gun-ports to prevent them becoming moisture filled and freezing shut.

(Collection of Jon Lake)

peerintothepast:

P-51K Mustang of the 348th Fighter Group “Mrs. Bonnie”

peerintothepast:

P-51K Mustang of the 348th Fighter Group “Mrs. Bonnie”


Janet Zuchowski (center) & Alice Jean May (right), pilot trainees in the Women’s Flying Training Detachment,  plotting a cross-country flight on a map with Norman Schaeffer (left) who helps them as one of the civilian flight instructors at Avenger Field. C. July 1943.

Janet Zuchowski (center) & Alice Jean May (right), pilot trainees in the Women’s Flying Training Detachment,  plotting a cross-country flight on a map with Norman Schaeffer (left) who helps them as one of the civilian flight instructors at Avenger Field. C. July 1943.

wehadfacesthen:

Members of the Women’s Flying Training Detachment at Avenger Field Sweetwater, Teas, 1943
"Their main job was to take over male pilot’s jobs, such as ferrying planes from factories to Army Air Force installations, in order to free male pilots to fight overseas.” - Wikipedia

wehadfacesthen:

Members of the Women’s Flying Training Detachment at Avenger Field Sweetwater, Teas, 1943

"Their main job was to take over male pilot’s jobs, such as ferrying planes from factories to Army Air Force installations, in order to free male pilots to fight overseas.” - Wikipedia

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urlof:

Carter Buton, 1920s. Source San Diego Air and Space Museum.

urlof:

Carter Buton, 1920s. Source 

San Diego Air and Space Museum.

31 March 2014 ♥ 6 notes           Reblog    High-Res
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thegildedrage:

Citroen aviation poster. 1920s

thegildedrage:

Citroen aviation poster. 1920s

31 March 2014 ♥ 13 notes           Reblog    High-Res
reblogged from thegildedrage

Veronica Lake and the cast of I Wanted Wings in 1941.

Veronica Lake and the cast of I Wanted Wings in 1941.

26 March 2014 ♥ 16 notes           Reblog    
reblogged from missveronicalakes