anyskin:

1927 Air company D’Italia

anyskin:

1927 Air company D’Italia

9 June 2014 ♥ 45 notes           Reblog    High-Res
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todaysdocument:

#DDAY70 - D-Day:

"…other airborne troops in gliders and tow planes prepared to take off from Britain. One by one until planes lifted the heavily laden gliders into the sky…”

Excerpted from: “D-Day to D plus 3."  From the series: Moving Images Relating to Military Activities, compiled 1947 - 1964. Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985

6 June 2014 ♥ 204 notes           Reblog    
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todaysdocument:

#DDAY70 D-Day:

"Until the last possible moment our planes hit at the enemy on the shoreline… The Air Forces did not neglect targets inland. Everything that could hinder our advance were subject to attack from the sky…"

Excerpted from: “D-Day to D plus 3."  From the series: Moving Images Relating to Military Activities, compiled 1947 - 1964. Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985

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aviationfixation:

Sarla Thakral was first Indian woman to fly. Born in 1914, she earned an aviation pilot license in 1936 at the age of 21. After obtaining the initial license, she completed one thousand hours of flying. While she was working towards a commercial pilot license, World War II broke out and civil training was suspended. Later, her husband, the first Indian to earn an airmail pilot’s license, died in a crash. She abandoned her plans to become a commercial pilot and joined the Mayo School of Art in Lahore, where she trained in the Bengal school of painting and obtained a diploma in fine arts. (Wiki)

aviationfixation:

Sarla Thakral was first Indian woman to fly. Born in 1914, she earned an aviation pilot license in 1936 at the age of 21. After obtaining the initial license, she completed one thousand hours of flying. While she was working towards a commercial pilot license, World War II broke out and civil training was suspended. Later, her husband, the first Indian to earn an airmail pilot’s license, died in a crash. She abandoned her plans to become a commercial pilot and joined the Mayo School of Art in Lahore, where she trained in the Bengal school of painting and obtained a diploma in fine arts. (Wiki)


313th Bomb Wing B-29 escorting unidentified 7th Fighter Command P-51 mustangs from Iwo Jima to Japan

313th Bomb Wing B-29 escorting unidentified 7th Fighter Command P-51 mustangs from Iwo Jima to Japan

23 May 2014 ♥ 1,291 notes           Reblog    High-Res
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jefcostellos:

"The Eight Air Force was one of the great fighting forces in the history of warfare. It had the best equipment and the best men, all but a handful of whom were civilian Americans, educated and willing to fight for their country and a cause they understood was in danger—freedom. It’s what made World War II special." — Andy Rooney (My War)

"The bomber will always get through." — British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin

Fighting at 25,000 feet in thin, freezing air that no warriors had ever encountered before, bomber crews battled new kinds of assaults on body and mind. Air combat was deadly but intermittent: periods of inactivity and anxiety were followed by short bursts of fire and fear. Unlike infantrymen, bomber boys slept on clean sheets, drank beer in local pubs, and danced to the swing of Glenn Miller’s Air Force Band, which toured US air bases in England. But they had a much greater chance of dying than ground soldiers. 

The bomber crews were an elite group of warriors who were a microcosm of America—white America anyway. The actor Jimmy Stewart was a bomber boy, and so was the “King of Hollywood,” Clark Gable. And the air was filmed by Oscar-winning director William Wyler and covered by reporters like Andy Rooney and Walter Cronkite, all of whom flew combat missions with the men. The Anglo-American bombing campaign against Nazi Germany was the longest military campaign of World War II, a war within a war. Until Allied soldiers crossed into Germany in the final months of the war, it was the only battle fought inside the German homeland. — Masters of the Air (Donald L Miller)

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Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny”

Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny”

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