Jacques Henri Lartique.
The ZYX 24 takes off, 1910.
Norwegian pilots of the No. 331 Squadron, Royal Air Force posing with a Supermarine Spitfire at the North Weald Airfield.
Pan Am stewardesses, 1960s
Allentown Air Meet, 1930, anonymous by paul.malon
Top: The American airship ZR 3 Los Angeles flying near the Empire State Building under construction. The Zeppelin, built as LZ 126, is accompanied by some blimps. New York, the United States of America, 29 October 1930.
Bottom: Zeppelin interior dining room
Only one of the American zeppelins/airships that didn’t meet a disastrous end. The Akron, Macon and Shenandoah all crashed. Los Angeles was decommissioned and dismantled.
Wiliam Overstreet Jr. died recently at the age of 92. He gained fame during WWII for flying his plane through the Eiffel Tower to shake off a following German fighter (who subsequently crashed) and raised the morale off the French Resistance by doing so. He flew his plane through the Eiffel Tower! Do I really need to say more??
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A Consolidated B-24 Liberator emerges from “Flak Alley” over Vienna, Austria with its No. 2 engine smoking
The photo above, taken on April 6, 1925, shows a movie projector being loaded into an Imperial Airways airplane for the first in-flight movie ever.
Grumman TBM Avenger missing 1/3 of its wing after taking fire over Chichi Jima.
In the book “Flyboys” by James Bradley, the U.S Navy bombing raids on Chichi Jima were covered extensively. In the photo above, Lt. Bob Kings avenger was hit by anti aircraft fire. Losing control of his aircraft, he ordered his crew to bail out, while he was attempting to bail out himself, the aircraft righted itself and control was gained back. The crew members were never recovered and Lt. King was devastated at the loss of his crew. Although a tragic story, this photo represents the extremely rugged and reliable design of U.S Naval aircraft of the period.