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Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 10 deg. (tuft studies) ARC-1942-AAL-2995

Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 10 deg. (tuft studies)

Flight Research Building at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The Flight Research Building at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory is a 272- by 150-foot hangar with an internal height up to 90 feet. The hangar’s massiv... more

Draftsmen at Work during Construction of the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory was designed by a group of engineers at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in late 1940 and 1941. Under the g... more

Navy Nine Blimps inflated in Hanger, NAS Sunnyvale, CA ARC-1943-A91-0261-16

Navy Nine Blimps inflated in Hanger, NAS Sunnyvale, CA

Dedication Day - Visitors to the AERL

Description: (May 20, 1943) Colonel E.R. Page, William F. Durand, Orville Wright, Addison M. Rothrock visiting the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, now known as John H. Glenn Research Cen... more

Fuels and Lubes Research Operations

Description (August 19, 1943) Staff testing chemical properties of fuels and lubricants at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland Ohio, now known as John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field...... more

Consolidated B-24D Liberator

Description (July 31, 1943) Consolidated B-24D Liberator: The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was the most numerous American bomber of World War II (over 18,000 were produced). The NACA flew this B-24D at Langley b... more

P-51 Mustang in Full Scale Tunnel

A P-51 Mustang in the Full Scale Tunnel at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory...(September 23, 1943)

Stability Tunnel

Description: (March 10, 1943) Engineers operate the controls of the Stability Tunnel. Plans for a new tunnel to study stability problems began in the late thirties. The Stability Tunnel was authorized in 1939 a... more

1- x 3-Foot Supersonic Tunnel No. 1

(A-11807): This cut-away drawing shows a sting mount penetrating a model Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star with strain gauges inside the fuselage to measure aerodynamic forces. The two 1- x 3-foot supersonic tunnels... more

Early Rockets: German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteries

In this photograph from the fall of 1943, German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteries in an abandoned railroad turnel in the Rhineland. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed th... more

Computers reading from the Manometer Board of the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers' at work in 16ft wind tunnel - calculating test data - reading manometer board

Computers processing data from the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames Research Center.

Computers' at work in 16ft wind tunnel - calculating test data

Computers calculating data from teh Ames 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers' at work in 16ft wind tunnel - calculating test data

Vega XPV-2 complete model testing in the 7x10ft w.t. @ Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA ARC-1943-AAL-3203

Vega XPV-2 complete model testing in the 7x10ft w.t. @ Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Minneapolis Ice research project: Ice formation on left wing of the Lockheed 12-A during flight after shutting off heat. The wind was completely cleared within 2 minutes after the application of heat. ARC-1943-AAL-3386

Minneapolis Ice research project: Ice formation on left wing of the Lockheed 12-A during flight after shutting off heat. The wind was completely cleared within 2 minutes after the application of heat.

Aerial View Of The Site From The 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel At Nasa Ames Research Center.

(03/12/1943) Aerial view of the site from the 40x80 wind tunnel At NASA Ames Research Center. Site includes the 16 foot and 7x10 wind tunnels in the background. Building 200 also under construction. Framing f... more

Allison V–1710 Engine on a Dynamotor Stand in the Engine Research Building

The first research assignment specifically created for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics’ (NACA) new Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory was the integration of a supercharger into the Allison V–17... more

Wright R–2600–8 Engine in the Engine Propeller Research Building

A Wright Aeronautical R–2600 Cyclone piston engine installed in the Engine Propeller Research Building, or Prop House, at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laborato... more

XP-51B airplane in 16ft wind tunnel with test engineer ARC-1943-AAL-3781

XP-51B airplane in 16ft wind tunnel with test engineer

NACA Photographer - North American XP-51B Airplane with outer wing panels removed and ready for testing in Ames 16 foot wind tunnel. ARC-1943-AAL-3782

NACA Photographer - North American XP-51B Airplane with outer wing panels removed and ready for testing in Ames 16 foot wind tunnel.

Ames Aeronautical Laboratory skyline from Akron Road ARC-1943-AAL-3936

Ames Aeronautical Laboratory skyline from Akron Road

3/4 front view of modified production scoop on XP-51B airplane mounted in the 16ft w.t. (Ames contribution to the solution of the duct-rumble problem) ARC-1943-AAL-3943

3/4 front view of modified production scoop on XP-51B airplane mounted in the 16ft w.t. (Ames contribution to the solution of the duct-rumble problem)

3/4 rear view of a XP-51B airplane mounted in the 16ft w.t. (Ames contribution to the solution of the duct-rumble problem) ARC-1943-AAL-3944

3/4 rear view of a XP-51B airplane mounted in the 16ft w.t. (Ames contribution to the solution of the duct-rumble problem)

Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors Hangar 2 'Contruction of Arch' ARC-1943-A93-0074-2

Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors Hangar 2 'Contruction of Arch'

Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors NAS Moffett Field: full view of Traveler, looking north, showing end towers Hanger 2 ARC-1943-A93-0074-3

Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors NAS Moffett Field: full view of Traveler, looking north, showing end towers Hanger 2

Navy NAS Air station Moffett Field, Hanger 2 from North West Corner Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors ARC-1943-A93-0074-6

Navy NAS Air station Moffett Field, Hanger 2 from North West Corner Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors

Early aerial of the NASA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory ARC-1943-AAL-4083

Early aerial of the NASA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory

Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors NAS Moffett Field: Aerial view of new Hangar2 & Hangar 3 construction at alt 200 ft from north end. ARC-1943-A93-0074-5

Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors NAS Moffett Field: Aerial view of new Hangar2 & Hangar 3 construction at alt 200 ft fr... more

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a A-26B airplane (rockets, bomb and wing) ARC-1943-A-8052

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a A-26B airplane (rockets, bomb and wing)

Navy (Contract NOY-5604 SNVL 1689) NAS Airstation Moffett Field, broadside view of Hanger 2 from middle of landing mat. Moffett Field Public Works Serial 1621 - Earl W. Heple & J. H. Pomeroy Contractors ARC-1943-A93-0074-7

Navy (Contract NOY-5604 SNVL 1689) NAS Airstation Moffett Field, broadside view of Hanger 2 from middle of landing mat. Moffett Field Public Works Serial 1621 - Earl W. Heple & J. H. Pomeroy Contractors

Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors NAS Air station Moffett Field, three quarter view of Hanger 2 from North West Corner ARC-1943-A93-0074-8

Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors NAS Air station Moffett Field, three quarter view of Hanger 2 from North West Corner

Construction of the Ames Full-Scale 40x80ft Wind tunnel. - side view of entrance cone, blimp in background ARC-1943-AFST-37

Construction of the Ames Full-Scale 40x80ft Wind tunnel. - side view of entrance cone, blimp in background

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a Douglas A-26B Invader airplane (rockets, bomb and wing) ARC-1943-A-8051

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a Douglas A-26B Invader airplane (rockets, bomb and wing)

Ammonia Oxidation Plant at Plum Brook Ordnance Works

An ammonia oxidation plant at the Plum Brook Ordnance Works near Sandusky, Ohio, which later became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Plum Brook Station. During World War II the ordnanc... more

Navy (Contract NOy-5604 SNVL 1691) NAS Air station Moffett Field, overhead view of Hanger 2 and 3 from North West Corner Moffett Field Public Works Serial 1621 - Earl W. Heple & J. H. Pomeroy Contractors ARC-1943-A93-0074-9

Navy (Contract NOy-5604 SNVL 1691) NAS Air station Moffett Field, overhead view of Hanger 2 and 3 from North West Corner Moffett Field Public Works Serial 1621 - Earl W. Heple & J. H. Pomeroy Contractors

Panarama from Navy air ship dock showing NACA Ames grounds ARC-1943-AAL-4226

Panarama from Navy air ship dock showing NACA Ames grounds

Construction of the Ring Section of the 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel at NACA Ames.

Looking south at the construction of the test section of the 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel. 4 parts of a test section bent seen in the foreground. Airship rising in the background. Don Richey

Construction of the 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames.

Looking South from inside the diffuser of the 40x80 foot wind tunnel at NACA's Ames Research Center. Construction began in late 1941, the mammoth construction task sorely taxing the resources of the new center... more

NACA Photographer 3/4 front view Curtiss C-46 airplane in which the thermal ice-prevention equipment was installed ARC-1943-AAL-3895

NACA Photographer 3/4 front view Curtiss C-46 airplane in which the thermal ice-prevention equipment was installed

Construction of Ames 40x80ft Subsonic Full Sscale Wind Tunnel; Approach to entrance cone looking north. Navy Blimp seen through opening. ARC-1943-AAL-4270

Construction of Ames 40x80ft Subsonic Full Sscale Wind Tunnel; Approach to entrance cone looking north. Navy Blimp seen through opening.

Full Scale Tunnel Motors Under Construction.

(07/07/1943) Construction view from inside the contraction framing of the 40x80 foot wind tunnel with a blimp flying in the background. Don Richey

North American P-51B tuft studies done in the NACA Ames Research center 16ft Transonic Wind Tunnel Radiator air scoop with oil and prestone cooler exit flaps in flush position. ARC-1943-AAL-4274A

North American P-51B tuft studies done in the NACA Ames Research center 16ft Transonic Wind Tunnel Radiator air scoop with oil and prestone cooler exit flaps in flush position.

North American P-51B tuft studies Radiator air scoop with oil and prestone cooler exit flaps in flush position. ARC-1943-AAL-4274

North American P-51B tuft studies Radiator air scoop with oil and prestone cooler exit flaps in flush position.

Altitude Wind Tunnel Drive Fan being Assembled

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) engineers assembled the Altitude Wind Tunnel’s (AWT) large wooden drive fan inside the hangar at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. When it was built at ... more

Altitude Wind Tunnel Drive Motor Installation

Construction workers install the drive motor for the Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT) in the Exhauster Building at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. The AWT w... more

Memphis Belle and Crew Visit the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

Captain Robert Morgan and the rest of the Memphis Belle crew arrive in Cleveland on a rainy July 7, 1943, for three-day publicity visit. This B–17 Flying Fortress had recently become the first U.S. bomber to co... more

Administration Building Lobby

Receptionist Mary Louise Gosney enjoys the new Administration Building at the NACA’s Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. The Administration Building, which was located near the front entrance to the laboratory... more

Navy NAS Sunnyvale, Moffett Field, Cat Altitude 1500ft E.S. East from front gate toward Shenandoah Plaza and Hanger One ARC-1943-A93-0073-9

Navy NAS Sunnyvale, Moffett Field, Cat Altitude 1500ft E.S. East from front gate toward Shenandoah Plaza and Hanger One

Fuels and Lubrication Researcher at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

A researcher at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory studies the fuel ignition process. Improved fuels and lubrication was an area of particular emphasis at... more

XA-39 model mounted for testing in the 7x120ft w.t. at Ames Research Center, California, props spinning. ARC-1943-AAL-4444

XA-39 model mounted for testing in the 7x120ft w.t. at Ames Research Center, California, props spinning.

Construction of the Ring leading to the Test Section of the Ames 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Looking West at three test section bents in place for the Ames 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel. Concrete model scale support visible in the middle. Don Richey

Construction of the Fan Drive Enclosure of the 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames.

Concrete frame enclosing the fan drive bents of the 40x80 foot wind tunnel at ames. Once installed, six 40-foot-diameter fans, each powered by a 6000-horsepower electric motor maintained airflow at 230 mph or ... more

Martin B–26 Marauder at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s first aircraft, a Martin B–26B Marauder, parked in front of the Flight Research Building in September 1943. The military loaned the B–26B to the National Advisory Commi... more

Cessna UC–78 Bobcat at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory acquired the five-seat Cessna UC–78 in March 1943 to maintain the proficiency of its pilots. The UC–78 was referred to as the “Bamboo Bomber” because of its wooden wings ... more

NACA Mechanics in an Allison Engine Training Class

The Allison Engine Company's A.G. Covell instructs mechanics from various divisions at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory on the operation of the Allison ... more

AERL Baseball Team

The NACA’s Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s baseball team photographed with director Raymond Sharp. The Exchange, which operated the non-profit cafeteria, sponsored several sports teams that participated i... more

Aerial View of the Nearly Completed 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames

Aerial view looking North West of the nearly completed 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel. Drive and test section exposed. The facility covered 8 acres, and the air circuit was just over 1/2 mile long (2700 feet). Don Richey

Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory (with blimps in flight over Moffett runway) ARC-1943-AAL-4799

Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory (with blimps in flight over Moffett runway)

Ames aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory plot looking northeast with blimp in flight over Moffett Naval airstation. ARC-1943-AAL-4802

Ames aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory plot looking northeast with blimp in flight over Moffett Naval airstation.

Navy L-Ships in formation (Alt. 600) heading south east lower San Francisco Bay ARC-1943-A91-0261-10

Navy L-Ships in formation (Alt. 600) heading south east lower San Francisco Bay

Ames mechanics working on C-46 airplane in front of hangar ARC-1943-AAL-4952

Ames mechanics working on C-46 airplane in front of hangar

Icing Research Tunnel

(C-1944-7052): A Bell P-39 Airacobra fuselage and engine installed in the IRT’s diffuser supported propeller icing tests between 1944 and 1947. ..(October 18, 1944)

Wind Tunnel View

Full Description: View taken facing southeast, showing scaffolding for refrigerant line construction to west end of tunnel, and application of insulation material on throat section - May 5, 1944...UID: SPD-GRIN... more

General Hap Arnold Visits AERL

Description: (November 9, 1944) General Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold visits the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, Ohio, now known as John H. Gle... more

Early smoker meeting

(March 2, 1944) Early "smoker" meeting at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory at Cleveland, Ohio, now known as the John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, on March 2, 1944. Edward R. Sharp d... more

Northrop P-61C, Black Widow, Fighter, In-flight Photo ARC-1944-A96-0022-22

Northrop P-61C, Black Widow, Fighter, In-flight Photo

Early Rockets: German technicians stack the various stages of the V-2 rocket

German technicians stack the various stages of the V-2 rocket in this undated photograph. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States at the end of World War II a... more

Evolution of the Airfoil

Description The historical evolution of airfoil sections, 1908-1944. The last two shapes are low-drag sections designed to have laminar flow over 60 to 70 percent of chord on both the upper and lower surface...... more

Instrumentation in A-29

(March 11, 1944) Recording high altitude flight data in a flying laboratory at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, Ohio, now known as the John ... more

Instrumentation in B-29

Description (May 1, 1944) Recording high altitude flight data in a flying laboratory at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, Ohio, now known as ... more

Engine on Torque Stand

Description (April 15, 1944) Engine on Torque Stand at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, now known as the John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. Torque is the twisting motion pr... more

Evolution of the Airfoil

The historical evolution of airfoil sections, 1908-1944. The last two shapes are low-drag sections designed to have laminar flow over 60 to 70 percent of chord on both the upper and lower surface...Image # : L-1990-04334

1 x 3.5-Foot High-Speed Tunnel

(A-6245): This view of the 1 x 3.5-Foot High-Speed Tunnel’s test chamber shows its test section (L background), controls (R), and portable multi-tube manometer panels with a camera stand in the foreground.

Sikorsky HNS-1 (YR-4B)

One of Langley's Sikorsky YR-4B/HNS-1 helicopters is seen in the 30 x 60 Full Scale Tunnel. The technician is setting up camera equipment for stopped-action rotor-blade photos. Sikorsky built hundreds of R-4 he... more

Bell P–63A King Cobra at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The Army Air Forces lent the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory a Bell P–63A King Cobra in October 1943 to complement the lab's extensive efforts to improve t... more

Supercharger Research at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

A researcher in the Supercharger Research Division at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory measures the blade thickness on a supercharger. Superchargers wer... more

De-icing Research conducted at the NASA Ames Research Center. Icing flight test on C-46 airplane (flight 29 11:25am to 12:50 am) glaze ice on loop antenna co-pilots airspeed mast. ARC-1944-AAL-5010

De-icing Research conducted at the NASA Ames Research Center. Icing flight test on C-46 airplane (flight 29 11:25am to 12:50 am) glaze ice on loop antenna co-pilots airspeed mast.

NAS Moffett Field Naval Air Station, Mt. View, Ca Altitude 1300ft E.S. East ARC-1944-A93-0073-10

NAS Moffett Field Naval Air Station, Mt. View, Ca Altitude 1300ft E.S. East

Turning Vanes inside the Altitude Wind Tunnel

Men stand in front of turning vanes inside the Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT) at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. The AWT was the only wind tunnel capable ... more

Avion MX-365 (XP-79) Wing 7x10ft w.t. @ Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA ARC-1944-AAL-5629

Avion MX-365 (XP-79) Wing 7x10ft w.t. @ Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Republic P-47G Thunderbolt and the NACA Flight Operations Crew

The Flight Operations crew stands before a Republic P-47G Thunderbolt at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The laboratory’s Flight Re... more

Bell XP–59A Airacomet in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

The secret test of the Bell YP–59A Airacomet in the spring of 1944 was the first investigation in the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s new Altitude Wind T... more

First Test Program in the NACA’s Altitude Wind Tunnel

The Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT) was the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s largest and most important test facility in the 1940s. The AWT employed massive co... more

Looking beyond Hangar One toward Shenandoah Plaza (parade ground) ARC-1944-A93-0073-11

Looking beyond Hangar One toward Shenandoah Plaza (parade ground)

P-51 airplane model in the NACA Ames Research Center Transonic 16ft w.t. ARC-1944-AAL-5863

P-51 airplane model in the NACA Ames Research Center Transonic 16ft w.t.

P-51 airplane model in the NACA Ames Research Center Transonic 16ft wind tunnel ARC-1944-AAL-5862

P-51 airplane model in the NACA Ames Research Center Transonic 16ft wind tunnel

NACA Flight Engineer in a Lockheed RA–29 Hudson

A flight engineer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory monitors test equipment in the rear of the Lockheed RA–29 Hudson. Lockheed manufactured several va... more

NACA Photographer XSB2D-1 Navy/Douglas Airplane mounted in 40x80ft .w.t. viewed from centerpoint in guide vanes. First model tested in 40x80ft w.t. ARC-1944-AAL-5985

NACA Photographer XSB2D-1 Navy/Douglas Airplane mounted in 40x80ft .w.t. viewed from centerpoint in guide vanes. First model tested in 40x80ft w.t.

ARC-1969-AAL-5993. Six, 40-Foot-Diameter Fans in the Ames 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Motor and propeller blades in 40x80ft wind tunnel. Six 40-foot-diameter fans, each powered by a 6000-horsepower electric motor maintained airflow at 230 mph or less (these are still tornado velocities).

Mounting Douglas XSB2D-1 Airplane In 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel.

First airplane tested in the ames 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel. Douglas XSB2D-1 (Destroyer) hanging from overhead crane above the test section. Don RIchey

N-221 Ames 40x80ft Subsonic wind tunnel construction; Constant speed - motor generator set. ARC-1944-AAL-6020

N-221 Ames 40x80ft Subsonic wind tunnel construction; Constant speed - motor generator set.

Installation of the Douglas XSB2D-1 in the Test Section of the 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames.

Test section of the Ames 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel with the overhead doors open. XSB2D-1 airplane being lowered onto the struts by the overhead crane. Mechanics and engineers on orchard ladders aligning the mod... more

Ames Aeronautica Laboratory Dedication ceremonies; Dr. Lewis and Smity DeFrance, Director, Ames Research Center standing in front of shock-wave picture. ARC-1944-AAL-6046

Ames Aeronautica Laboratory Dedication ceremonies; Dr. Lewis and Smity DeFrance, Director, Ames Research Center standing in front of shock-wave picture.

Female Staff Members in the Fabrication Shop

The loss of male NACA employees to the war effort and the military’s increased demand for expedited aeronautical research results resulted in a sharp demand for increased staffing in the early 1940s. The Aircra... more

Aircraft in the Flight Research Building at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

A Consolidated B–24D Liberator (left), Boeing B–29 Superfortress (background), and Lockheed RA–29 Hudson (foreground) parked inside the Flight Research Building at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautic... more

P-61A Airplane at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California ARC-1944-AAL-6144

P-61A Airplane at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

P-61A Airplane at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California ARC-1944-AAL-6143

P-61A Airplane at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California