A Douglas T2D flying over Naval Air Station in San Diego in 1927 (via San Diego Air & Space Museum)
Row 1 (L to R):
Bottom row (L to R):
"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)
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.
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
Carter Buton, 1920s. Source
San Diego Air and Space Museum.
Citroen aviation poster. 1920s
Veronica Lake and the cast of I Wanted Wings in 1941.