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[Otto Lilienthal glider, 1895]

[Otto Lilienthal glider, 1895]

[Otto Lilienthal glider, 1895]

[Otto Lilienthal glider, 1895]

[Crumpled glider wrecked by the wind on Hill of the Wreck (named after a shipwreck)]

[Crumpled glider wrecked by the wind on Hill of the Wreck (named after a shipwreck)]

[Left side view of the 1900 Wright glider before installation of forward horizontal control surface, flying as a kite, tipped forward; Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station and Weather Bureau buildings in background to the left]

[Left side view of the 1900 Wright glider before installation of forward horizontal control surface, flying as a kite, tipped forward; Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station and Weather Bureau buildings in background to the left]

[Left side view of glider flying as a kite, in level flight, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Left side view of glider flying as a kite, in level flight, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Dan Tate, at left, and Edward C. Huffaker, at right, launching the 1901 glider with either Wilbur or Orville piloting]

[Dan Tate, at left, and Edward C. Huffaker, at right, launching the 1901 glider with either Wilbur or Orville piloting]

[1901 glider soaring, photograph from an out of focus, water-damaged negative]

[1901 glider soaring, photograph from an out of focus, water-damaged negative]

[Side view of Wilbur Wright piloting a glider in level flight almost overhead, moving to left, showing bottom wing and elevator]

[Side view of Wilbur Wright piloting a glider in level flight almost overhead, moving to left, showing bottom wing and elevator]

[Wright brothers rebuilding their glider in a wooden shed erected in July to serve as a workshop and to house the glider in bad weather, August, 1901; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Wright brothers rebuilding their glider in a wooden shed erected in July to serve as a workshop and to house the glider in bad weather, August, 1901; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Wilbur Wright gliding, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Wilbur Wright gliding, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Orville at left wing end of upended glider, bottom view; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Orville at left wing end of upended glider, bottom view; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Wilbur Wright in prone position on glider just after landing, its skid marks visible behind it and, in the foreground, skid marks from a previous landing; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Wilbur Wright in prone position on glider just after landing, its skid marks visible behind it and, in the foreground, skid marks from a previous landing; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Side view of glider flying as a kite near the ground, Wilbur at left and Orville at right, glider turned forward to right and tipped downward]

[Side view of glider flying as a kite near the ground, Wilbur at left and Orville at right, glider turned forward to right and tipped downward]

[1901 glider being flown as a kite, Wilbur at left side, Orville at right; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[1901 glider being flown as a kite, Wilbur at left side, Orville at right; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Orville making right turn, showing warping of wings, hill visible in front of him; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Orville making right turn, showing warping of wings, hill visible in front of him; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Rear view of Wilbur making a right turn in glide from No. 2 Hill, right wing tipped close to the ground]

[Rear view of Wilbur making a right turn in glide from No. 2 Hill, right wing tipped close to the ground]

[Side view of Dan Tate, left, and Wilbur, right, flying the 1902 glider as a kite]

[Side view of Dan Tate, left, and Wilbur, right, flying the 1902 glider as a kite]

[Wilbur in glider turning rapidly to the left, Dan Tate running alongside; Big Kill Devil Hill]

[Wilbur in glider turning rapidly to the left, Dan Tate running alongside; Big Kill Devil Hill]

[Wilbur gliding to the right, bottom view of glider]

[Wilbur gliding to the right, bottom view of glider]

[Start of a glide; Wilbur in motion at left holding one end of glider (rebuilt with single vertical rudder), Orville lying prone in machine, and Dan Tate at right; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Start of a glide; Wilbur in motion at left holding one end of glider (rebuilt with single vertical rudder), Orville lying prone in machine, and Dan Tate at right; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Gliding; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Gliding; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Wilbur Wright gliding from No. 2 Hill, west of the camp building]

[Wilbur Wright gliding from No. 2 Hill, west of the camp building]

[A glide with the double-rudder machine moving to the left, north slope of Big Kill Devil Hill]

[A glide with the double-rudder machine moving to the left, north slope of Big Kill Devil Hill]

[Left view of Wilbur gliding, Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station and Weather Bureau buildings in distance; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Left view of Wilbur gliding, Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station and Weather Bureau buildings in distance; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Wilbur gliding in level flight, single rear rudder clearly visible; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Wilbur gliding in level flight, single rear rudder clearly visible; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Side view of Wilbur gliding in level flight, moving to right near bottom of Big Hill; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Side view of Wilbur gliding in level flight, moving to right near bottom of Big Hill; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Three-quarter right front view of Wright glider descending from Big Hill. One of four photographs of gliding activities taken on October 27, 1903, when Wilbur and Orville each made two glides]

[Three-quarter right front view of Wright glider descending from Big Hill. One of four photographs of gliding activities taken on October 27, 1903, when Wilbur and Orville each made two glides]

[Right rear view of one of the successful glides made on October 21, 1903 with the 1902 glider (one of three pictures taken on this date); Kitty Hawk camp buildings in the distance]

[Right rear view of one of the successful glides made on October 21, 1903 with the 1902 glider (one of three pictures taken on this date); Kitty Hawk camp buildings in the distance]

[Right rear view of one of the successful glides made on October 21, 1903 with the 1902 glider (one of three pictures taken on this date); Kitty Hawk camp buildings in the distance]

[Right rear view of one of the successful glides made on October 21, 1903 with the 1902 glider (one of three pictures taken on this date); Kitty Hawk camp buildings in the distance]

[Side view from below of Orville soaring in level flight, spectators looking up at glider; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Side view from below of Orville soaring in level flight, spectators looking up at glider; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Close-up view of rudders and elevator of glider in front of the camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Close-up view of rudders and elevator of glider in front of the camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Left rear view of glider at a low altitude, showing the fixed vertical fin attached to a front strut; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Left rear view of glider at a low altitude, showing the fixed vertical fin attached to a front strut; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Glider being prepared for flight by Orville and assistants; a number of reporters stand off to the right]

[Glider being prepared for flight by Orville and assistants; a number of reporters stand off to the right]

[Left rear view of glider at a high altitude; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Left rear view of glider at a high altitude; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Three-quarter left rear view of glider in flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Three-quarter left rear view of glider in flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Three-quarter left rear view of glider in flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Three-quarter left rear view of glider in flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Three-quarter left rear view of glider in flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Three-quarter left rear view of glider in flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Group portrait in front of glider at Kill Devil Hill. Sitting: Horace Wright, Orville Wright, and Alexander Ogilvie; standing: Lorin Wright, and group of journalists, including Van Ness Harwood of the New York World, Berges of the American News Service, Arnold Kruckman of the New York American, Mitchell of the New York Herald, and John Mitchell of the Associated Press; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Group portrait in front of glider at Kill Devil Hill. Sitting: Horace Wright, Orville Wright, and Alexander Ogilvie; standing: Lorin Wright, and group of journalists, including Van Ness Harwood of the New York World, Berges of the American News Service, Arnold Kruckman of the New York American, Mitchell of the New York Herald, and John Mitchell of the Associated Press; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Front view of glider outside camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina ]

[Front view of glider outside camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina ]

[Right front view of glider in flight]

[Right front view of glider in flight]

[Close-up view of rudders and elevator of glider in front of the camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Close-up view of rudders and elevator of glider in front of the camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Glider at Kitty Hawk]

[Glider at Kitty Hawk]

[Front view of glider in front of the camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

[Front view of glider in front of the camp building at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina]

L'envoi du marquis e Bacqueville, au-dessus de las Seine, en 1742. Miniature.

L'envoi du marquis e Bacqueville, au-dessus de las Seine, en 1742. Miniature.

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Training gliders at the Marine [Corp]'s Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Training gliders at the Marine [Corp]'s Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Aerial tug boat, which tows gliders for Marine pilots in training out of Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Aerial tug boat, which tows gliders for Marine pilots in training out of Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. Power towing plane in background

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. Power towing plane in background

Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A Marine Corps glider being towed by a power plane from Page Field, at Parris Island, S.C.

A Marine Corps glider being towed by a power plane from Page Field, at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight, out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight, out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Field, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Field, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine with the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine with the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the training gliders at page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the training gliders at page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A marine Lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island's Page Field, S.C.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Preparing for take-off at the glider pilot training program, Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Preparing for take-off at the glider pilot training program, Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A marine glider pilot in training, a lieutenant, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

A marine glider pilot in training, a lieutenant, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Flexible performance of C-47 transport planes is due in part to their two 1,200 horsepower radial engines and to their three-blade variable-pitch propellers, Long Beach, Calif. Picture taken at the Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Flexible performance of C-47 transport planes is due in part to their two 1,200 horsepower radial engines and to their three-blade variable-pitch propellers, Long Beach, Calif. Picture taken at the Douglas Aircraft Company. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant with the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant with the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S.C.

Training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, is watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, is watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant with the towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine lieutenant with the towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight over Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps glider in flight over Parris Island, S.C.

Production. C-47 transport plane. Sections of C-47 transport planes move down the assembly lines of the Long Beach, California plant of Douglas Aircraft Company toward the final assembly line, where all parts are put together. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tow gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action (Douglas Aircraft Company)

Production. C-47 transport plane. Sections of C-47 transport planes move down the assembly lines of the Long Beach, California plant of Douglas Aircraft Company toward the final assembly line, where all parts are put together. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across oceans and mountains, tow gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action (Douglas Aircraft Company)

Production. C-47 transport planes. These women mechanics at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company are learning some of the fine points of the mighty engines that power the C-47 transport plane. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Production. C-47 transport planes. These women mechanics at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company are learning some of the fine points of the mighty engines that power the C-47 transport plane. The versatile C-47 performs many important tasks for the Army. It ferries men and cargo across the oceans and mountains, tows gliders and brings paratroopers and their equipment to scenes of action

Parris Island. Marine Corps gliders. Look out for these boys, Adolph. Some day, these lieutentants of the Marine Corps may land in battle dress at Berchtesgaden. Now they're learning how to pilot gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island. Marine Corps gliders. Look out for these boys, Adolph. Some day, these lieutentants of the Marine Corps may land in battle dress at Berchtesgaden. Now they're learning how to pilot gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina