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Airplanes - Types - Liberty Caproni, CA 5, Langley Field, Hampton, Virginia. Photo Detch. Langley Field, VA

Airplanes - Flight - School of Aerial Photography. Birds of the air at Langley Field, Virginia

LANGLEY FIELD, VA. FRENCH NIEUPORT PLANE, TYPE 17, WITH GNOME ROTARY ENGINE AND CHAUVIERE PROPELLER

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - Placing bombs in rack of aeroplane. School of Aerial Photography, Langley Field, VA

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. American plane, view from the side

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Type of bombing plane

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Side view of bombing plane

Airplanes - Types - Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Liberty Caproni CA-5 being taken out of hangar. From Major J.M. Butts

Airplanes - Flight - School of Aerial Photography. Curtiss JN-4 taking off, at Langley Field, Virginia

Airplanes - Types - Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Liberty Caproni CA-5 in flight. From Major J.M. Butts

Camouflage - Vehicles - School of Aerial Photography. Lorry, camouflaged, at Langley Field, Virginia

LANGLEY FIELD, VA. HANGERS: PLANES, LEFT TO RIGHT: CURTISS JN4D, AND KIRKHAM TRIPLANE

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Front view of American plane

Airplanes - Hangars - Langley Field, Hampton, VA. New French hangar

LANGLEY FIELD, VA. CURTIS JN4D PLANE, WITH USUAL PROPELLER AND ACKERMAN WHEELS

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - Crater caused by an American bomb. Taken at Langley Field showing the wide crater made by a certain type of bomb released by an aeroplane

LANGLEY FIELD, VA. FRENCH NIEUPORT PLANE, TYPE 17, WITH CAPT. J.C. BARTOLF AND LT. E. LeMAITRE

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Rear view, American plane

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Front view of bombing plane

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Type of airplane

Airplanes - Types - Aviation Experiment Station, Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Airplane types

LANGLEY FIELD, VA. FRENCH NIEUPORT PLANE, TYPE 17, WITH LT., E. LeMAITRE AND CAPT. J.C. BARTOLF

LANGLEY FIELD, VA. CURTIS JN4D PLANE, WITH OLMSTEAD PROPELLER AND ACKERMAN WHEELS

Airplanes - Types - Langley Field, Hampton, VA. Front view of the Liberty Caproni CA-5. From Major J.M. Butts

LANGLEY FIELD, VA. FRENCH NIEUPORT PLANE, TYPE 17, WITH CAPT. J.C. BARTOLF AND LT. E. LeMAITRE

LANGLEY FIELD, VA. LT. E. LeMAITRE AND CAPT. BOATWRIGHT, BESIDE KIRKHAM TRIPLANE

Balloons - Miscellaneous - French Zodiac, semi-rigid. Purchased by the U.S. Govt., and now is used at Langley Field, Hampton, VA

U.S. Army blimps, the T.C. 5 and T.C. 9 from Langley Field, Va. passing over the Washington Monument during a practice flight

"The Flying Senators," Senator Frederick Hale of Maine, left, and Senator Hiram Bingham of Connecticut are called the "flying senators" on Capitol Hill because of their frequent use of the airplane to transact government business. This photograph was snapped at Bolling Field Washington, just before the Senators took off for Langley Field, Va. Senator Bingham is an experienced pilot, having seen service with the Army Air Service during the World War

U.S. Flyers win Mackay Award. Washington, D.C., May 8. Nine officers and enlisted men of the U.S. Air Corps were today presented with the Mackay trophy for 1936 as a reward for the heroic flight under unfavorable weather conditions from Langley Field, Va., to Allecan, Mich., last August. The trophy, which is awarded annually for the most meritorious air plane flight of the year, was presented to the flyers at Bolling Field, D.C., by Maj. Gen. Malin Craig, U.S. Chief of Staff. In the photograph, left to right: Sergt. Frank B. Connor; Capt. Richard D. Nugent; Lieut. Edwin G. Simenson; Charles F. Horner, President of the National Aeronautic Association; Maj. Gen. Malin Craig; Lieut. Burton W. Armstrong; Lieut. Herbert Morgan, Jr.; and Lieut. William P. Ragsdale, 5/8/1937

New Army Bomber arrives at Bolling Field. Washington, D.C., March 10. The new 4 engine Boeing bomber, the first of 13 which will be delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps, as it landed at Bolling Field today after a short hop from Langley Field, Va., 3/10/1937

Here's our mission. A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at the field, Langley Field, Va.

One of America's new warships of the air, a mighty YB-17 bomber, is pulled up at a bombardment squadron hangar, Langley Field, Va. It is all set to taxi out to a runway and take off

A giant of the skyways poises for flight, Langley Field, Va. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before a takeoff

Woodring awards distinguished Flying Cross to Commander of Mercy flight. Washington, D.C., Feb. 14. Secretary of War Harry Woodring, today presented Major Calen W. Haynes, Air Corps, with the distinguished Flying Cross for his work in commanding the recent flight of an Army bomber to Chile with a load of medicines and supplies for survivors of the Chilean earthquake. Charge D'Affaires Ad Interim of the Chilean Embassy, Senor Don Sergio Hunees, looks on. Major Haynes brought the bomber to Langley Field, Va., this morning, and flew to Washington for the medal presentation this afternoon, 2-14-39

12 Foot Free-Flight Wind Tunnel

[Servicing an A-20 bomber, Langley Field, Va.]

Servicing [an] A-20 bomber, Langley Field, Va.

[U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in front of a YB-17 bombing airplane, probably Langley field, Virginia]

War housing. Langley Field, Newport News, Virginia. Multi-unit apartments for housing married, enlisted personnel at the Army Air base. Construction work on one of the 350 units being built by the Public Buildings Administration under a war authority program at a cost of $1,282,000. The project is over ninety percent completed (July 1941). Rentals run about twenty percent of tenant's income

Defense housing. Langley Field, Newport News, Virginia. This project built by the Federal Works Agency and the Public Buildings Administration, at a cost of $1,282,000 contains 350 units to house married enlisted personnel employed at the Army Air base. Construction is about ninety percent completed and rentals run about twenty percent of tenant's income

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. When it comes to getting action out of a big bomber, he has what it takes. A captain of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia is at the controls of the mighty YB-17 bomber he pilots

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. The kind of man Hitler wishes we didn't have. A bomber pilot, captain in a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia, just before he climbs aboard his huge YB-17 bombing plane

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. "Here's our mission." A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at Langley Field, Virginia

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. The kind of man Hitler wishes we didn't have. A bomber pilot, captain in a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia, just before he climbs aboard his huge YB-17 bombing plane

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Hanger guard, member of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia. His duty is to protect the big YB-17 bombers and other planes while they are in the hangers

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. A staff sergeant of a bombardment squadron serves as radio operator on a huge YB-17 bomber. He is reporting to his home base at Langley Field, Virginia

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Alert, capable men make up the bombardment squadron that fly and fight and service the mighty YB-17 bombers. The outfit to which these men belong was trained at Langley Field, Virginia

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Top-notch performance of our big bombers is made a matter of certainty by the ground crews of the Air Force. A soldier-mechanic at Langley Field, Virginia makes an engine adjustment on a mighty YB-17 bomber under the critical eye of a sergeant

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Two members of a ground crew at Langley Field, Virginia services one of the four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber. The huge engine nacelle and landing wheel give some idea of the masiveness of this warship of the skies

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. The men who "keep 'em flying," a sergeant and five corporals of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia complete a thorough overhaul job on one of the big Wright engines of a heavy bomber

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. One of Uncle Sam's mighty warships of the air is berthed at Langley Field, Virginia. A tow-car returns a YB-17 bomber to a hanger of the bombardment squadron for which it has just completed a mission

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. The engines of the mighty YB-17 bombers are always in the pink of condition. This crew of soldier-mechanicas at Langley Field, Virginia is making one of the regular changes of spark plugs that insure peak performance

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Old Glory floats proudly over the nation's oldest air base at Langley Field, Virginia. Among the Air Force groups stationed at this important point are bombardment squadrons equipped with mighty YB-17 bombers

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. A warship of the skies takes on a load of fuel. Two corporals of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia fill the gas tanks of a huge YB-17 bomber just before takeoff

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. The soldier-mechanics who serve as guard crews in the Army Air Forces are skilled men. A staff sergeant and a master sergeant caliper a screw that wil be used to fasten a plate on a gas tank

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Skilled soldier-mechanics make up the gorund crew personnel of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia. These men keep ships like the fast YB-17 bombers in the pink of condition

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. A master sergeant of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia checks over a propeller adjustment job his soldier-mechanics have just made on a big YB-17 bomber

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. A warship of the air, a YB-17 bomber, poised for a takeoff at Langley Field, Virginia. A master sergeant of the bombardment squadron runs a practical eye over the big four-engine ship as the pilot warms up the engine

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Skilled soldier-mechanics make up the gorund crew personnel of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia. These men keep ships like the fast YB-17 bombers in the pink of condition

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. One of Uncle Sam's mighty warships of the air is berthed at Langley Field, Virginia. A tow car returning a YB-17 bomber to the hanger of the bombardment squadron for which it has just completed a mission

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. The men who keep them flying are proud of Uncle Sam's new warships of the skies. A master sergeant of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia turns a fond but critical eye on one of the four powerful motors of a giant YB-17 bomber

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Two good reasons why our air forces will be unpopular with the Axis. These corporals operating side machine guns in a mighty YB-17 bomber have developed into fast, accurate gunners

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Hitler would like this man to go home and forget about the war. A good American non-com at the side machine gun of a huge YB-17 bomber is a man who knows his business and works hard at it

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. The buck privates don't get all of the dirty jobs in this man's army. A group of non-coms in a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia wash down the landing gear of a four-engine bomber

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. A propeller governor is adjsuted by a sergeant of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia as part of the job of tuning up a mighty YB-17 bomber before it goes into the air

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. A lieutenant of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia checks his instruments before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber on which he is co-pilot

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Important business is transcated in the "office" of a mighty YB-17 bomber. The pilot captain and co-pilot lieutenant confer before taking off on a military mission from Langley Field, Virginia

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Brakes on the landing gear of a YB-17 bomber. A sergeant of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia makes adjustments that will help this big warship of the air to land smoothly

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Skilled soldier-mechanics make up the gorund crew personnel of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia. These men keep ships like the fast YB-17 bombers in the pink of condition

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. The enormous size of the landing wheels of a YB-17 bomber can be appreciated when compared with the sizes of the two men inspecting the landing gear. The men, a staff sergeant and a technical sergeant, belong to a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. The enormous size of the landing wheels of a YB-17 bomber can be appreciated when compared with the sizes of the two men inspecting the landing gear. The men, a staff sergeant and a technical sergeant, belong to a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. A giant of the airways poises for flight. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before takeoff at Langley Field, Virginia

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. In the transparent nose of a mighty YB-17 bomber, a sergeant of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia handles the machine gun

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Every note from the power plants of the big planes has a meaning for the men of this bombardment squadron. A maintenance crew listens alertly while the pilot of a mighty YB-17 bomber warms up the first of his four powerful engines for a takeoff from Langley Field, Virginia

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley, Virginia. The profile of a YB-17 bomber as seen from beneath the wing of another plane of the same type. These powerful four-engined ships belong to a bombardment squadron at Langley, Virginia

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. A giant of the airways poises for flight. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before takeoff at Langley Field, Virginia

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Silhouetted against the dawn, a soldier of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia keeps faithful watch over a giant YB-17 bomber.

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Skilled soldier-mechanics make up the ground crew personnel of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia. These men keep ships like the fast YB-17 bombers in the pink of condition

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley, Virginia. A mighty YB-17 four-engine bomber taxiing down a runway at Langley, Virginia, just before taking off on a mission

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. A technical sergeant and a master sergeant of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia adjust a field lighting unit that plays an important part in their operations

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. A staff sergeant and two corporals of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia thrash out a technical problem that arose during the servicing of the mighty YB-17 bomber that towers above them

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Tuning a bomber engine requires knowledge and skill. These three corporals of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia are making adjustments that will put a mighty YB-17 bomber in the pink of condition

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. Skilled soldier-mechanics make up the ground crew personnel of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia. These men keep ships like the fast YB-17 bombers in the pink of condition

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. "By the dawn's early light." A combat crew ready to board a mighty YB-17 bomber on a dawn patrol flight from Langley Field, Virginia

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. A master sergeant of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia checks over a propeller adjustment job his soldier-mechanics have just made on a big YB-17 bomber

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. More fuel-storage space for a mighty aerial warship. A master sergeant of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia installs gasoline tanks in the lower section of a wing of a YB-17 bomber

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Hitler would like this man to go home and forget about the war. A good American non-com at the side machine gun of a huge YB-17 bomber is a man who knows his business and works hard at it

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. These corporals of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia replace the exhaust pipe of a huge YB-17 bomber motor. A short time before, they had removed and inspected the pipe as part of a general engine overhaul

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. When Uncle Sam's big bombers are grounded, they're in very capable hands. This master sergeant of a ground crew at Langley Field, Virginia is operating a tractor that tows the big aerial warships to the flying field

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Duck patrol. A combat crew marches toward a giant YB-17 bomber to begin a patrol flight from Langley Field, Virginia

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. There's plenty of traffic on the runways of a bombardment squadron base. A plane taxis in after landing at Langley Field, Virginia. In the foreground is a giant YB-17 bomber with the transparent gunner's port and two of the four powerful engines showing

Langley Field, Virginia. The massiveness of a YB-17 bomber is well shown by this hands-on view of the giant plane, which has just completed a military mission and is waiting to be rolled to its hanger at Langley Field, Virginia

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. The buck privates don't get all of the dirty jobs in this man's army. A group of non-coms in a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia wash down the landing gear of a four-engine bomber

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Silhouetted against the dawn, a soldier of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia keeps faithful watch over a giant YB-17 bomber.

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. In the transparent nose of a mighty YB-17 bomber, a sergeant of a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia handles the machine gun

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. Hitler would like this man to go home and forget about the war. A good American non-com at the side machine gun of a huge YB-17 bomber is a man who knows his business and works hard at it

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadron. A combat crew of one of our mighty YB-17 bombers lines up before a warship of the skies. A captain and lieutenant act as pilot and co-pilot. Two sergeants and four corporals man the machine guns, radio and other equipment. All belong to a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia

Langley Field, Virginia. YB-17 bombardment squadrons. A combat crew of one of our mighty YB-17 bombers lines up before a warship of the skies. A captain and lieutenant act as pilot and co-pilot. Two sergeants and four corporals man the machine guns, radio and other equipment. All belong to a bombardment squadron stationed at Langley Field, Virginia

YB-17 bombardment squadron, Langley Field, Virginia. There isn't much these sodlier-mechanics don't know about big airplane engines. Non-coms of a bombardment squadron at Langley Field, Virginia install a ring cowling around one of the four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber