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A close up view of a US Air Force B-2 Spirit Bomber from 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, MO being refueled by the boom and refueling arm of a KC-10 Extender aircraft. The image was taken from the Boom Operators position

A close up view of a US Air Force B-2 Spirit Bomber from 509th Bomb Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Whiteman Air Force Base State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Chuck Reger Release Status: Rel... More

X-1-3 Being Mated To EB-50A Superfortress

X-1-3 Being Mated To EB-50A Superfortress

(November 9, 1951) The third X-1 (46-064), known as "Queenie," is mated to the EB-50A (46- 006) at Edwards AFB, California. Following a captive flight on November 9, 1951, both aircraft were destroyed by fire d... More

X-15 #2 just after launch

X-15 #2 just after launch

Description: The X-15 #2 (56-6671) launches away from the B-52 mothership with its rocket engine ignited. The white patches near the middle of the ship are frost from the liquid oxygen used in the propulsion sy... More

Andrew Tester (left), Suffolk County Council archaeologist, explains the value of the archaeological treasure found on Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall, UK, to US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Richard T. Devereaux (second from left), Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW). When a new softball field was planned, Mr. Tester and his colleagues were called in to survey an area first and they discovered the artifacts. This body was not only the only find that the archaeologists found, there were several other remains, pottery, and coins. The dates for most of the finds are believed to be from the early Roman age, 43 - 410 C.E. (Common Era)), but some items could fall into the Neolithic...

Andrew Tester (left), Suffolk County Council archaeologist, explains t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Andrew Tester (left), Suffolk County Council archaeologist, explains the value of the archaeological treasure found on Royal Air... More

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason E. Corrothers, 737th Training

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason E. Corrothers, 737th Training

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason E. Corrothers, 737th Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James A. Roy, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, CMSAF retired, salute during a basic military training graduation,... More

A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 16th Airlift

A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 16th Airlift

A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 16th Airlift Wing inspects the cockpit of a C-17 Globemaster II before conducting a mission in response to Hurricane Irma on Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Sept. 11, 2017. C-1... More

Brig. Gen. James Cluff, Remotely Piloted Aircraft,

Brig. Gen. James Cluff, Remotely Piloted Aircraft,

Brig. Gen. James Cluff, Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Big Wing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance director and Col. Joseph Campo, 49th Wing commander, operate training prototypes, Feb. 8, 2019, on Hollo... More

U.S. Army Capt. Ryan Gibbons, 9th Special Operations

U.S. Army Capt. Ryan Gibbons, 9th Special Operations

U.S. Army Capt. Ryan Gibbons, 9th Special Operations Squadron pilot, performs preflight checks in an MC-130J Commando II before takeoff during Emerald Warrior/Trident at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., ... More

An aircrew from the 16th Special Operations Squadron

An aircrew from the 16th Special Operations Squadron

An aircrew from the 16th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., arrive in an AC-130W Stinger II to participate in Emerald Warrior/Trident at the Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., Janu... More

Cyber Evolution: 16th WS

Cyber Evolution: 16th WS

Members from the 16th Weather Squadron (WS) pose for a group photo in the lobby of the 557th Weather Wing (WW) Headquarters Building at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, October 10, 2019. The 16th WS is reorgani... More

An MC-130J Commando II sits on the flight line before

An MC-130J Commando II sits on the flight line before

An MC-130J Commando II sits on the flight line before takeoff during Emerald Warrior/Trident at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., January 21, 2019. Emerald Warrior/Trident is the largest joint special ope... More

Aircrews from the 20th Special Operations Squadron

Aircrews from the 20th Special Operations Squadron

Aircrews from the 20th Special Operations Squadron and 9th SOS prepare CV-22 Ospreys and an MC-130J Commando II for takeoff during Emerald Warrior/Trident at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., January 24, ... More

Chief Master Sgt. Trey Walker, middle, 480th Intelligence,

Chief Master Sgt. Trey Walker, middle, 480th Intelligence,

Chief Master Sgt. Trey Walker, middle, 480th Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance Wing command chief, tours the U-2 Dragon Lady’s Optical Bar Camera Film Processing Center at Beale Air Force Base, Cal... More

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III with the 436th

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III with the 436th

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III with the 436th Airlift Wing, located at Dover Air Force Base, Del., performs a flyby during the 2018 Atlantic City International Airshow “16th Annual Thunder Over The Board... More

An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet assigned to the 6th

An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet assigned to the 6th

An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet assigned to the 6th Weapons Squadron flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Dec. 11, 2019. U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduates approximately 100 weapons officers an... More

Senior Airman Brennan Hill, 9th Special Operations

Senior Airman Brennan Hill, 9th Special Operations

Senior Airman Brennan Hill, 9th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster, performs an engine check for an MC-130J Commando II during Emerald Warrior/Trident at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., January 16, ... More

A U.S. Army AH-64E Apache helicopter pilot, assigned

A U.S. Army AH-64E Apache helicopter pilot, assigned

A U.S. Army AH-64E Apache helicopter pilot, assigned to 1st Battalion (Attack Reconnaissance), 229th Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division acts as an incapacitated pilot during ... More

Members of the 16th Airlift Squadron conduct a preflight

Members of the 16th Airlift Squadron conduct a preflight

Members of the 16th Airlift Squadron conduct a preflight briefing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., June 30, 2015. The history of the 16th Airlift Squadron dates back to its inception on Nov. 20, 1940. (U.S. Air ... More

An aircrew from the 9th Special Operations Squadron

An aircrew from the 9th Special Operations Squadron

An aircrew from the 9th Special Operations Squadron perform preflight inspections in an MC-130J Commando II during Emerald Warrior/Trident at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., January 19, 2019. Emerald Wa... More

Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Tremel, 27th Special Operations

Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Tremel, 27th Special Operations

Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Tremel, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician, preps medical equipment before an exercise during Emerald Warrior/Trident at Naval Air Station North Isla... More

James A. Roy, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force (retired)

James A. Roy, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force (retired)

James A. Roy, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force (retired) meets with military training instructors, May 17, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Roy was selected the 16th CMSAF on June 2009. JBSA-L... More

A C-17 Globmaster III aircrew with the 16th Airlift

A C-17 Globmaster III aircrew with the 16th Airlift

A C-17 Globmaster III aircrew with the 16th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, discuss a maneuver while on a training mission over the East Coast Nov. 13, 2017. The 16th Airlift Squadron is part of the 43... More

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason E. Corrothers, 737th Training

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason E. Corrothers, 737th Training

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason E. Corrothers, 737th Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James A. Roy, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, CMSAF retired, salute during a basic military training graduation,... More

American Red Cross - Refugees - Rene and Margurite Doublinger have been adopted by the 644th Aero Squadron

American Red Cross - Refugees - Rene and Margurite Doublinger have bee...

Photographer: American Red Cross, France American Red Cross - Refugees

Equality for all

Equality for all

The Airman’s Coin is given to everyone who completes basic training. It is the symbol which solidifies a basic trainee becoming an Airman in the world’s greatest Air Force. The Airman’s Coin is given to everyon... More

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, left, 52nd Fighter

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, left, 52nd Fighter

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, left, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Albert Roper, far left, 52nd Operations Group Detachment One commander, get a briefing by Polish Air Force Brig. Gen. Iteneusz... More

Taj birthday

Taj birthday

Randolph's iconic administration building, the "Taj Mahal" at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, Nov. 30, 2011, officially opened 80 years ago on Oct. 5, 1930. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo/Released)

Mill Valley Air Force Station, Civil Engineering Storage, East Ridgecrest Boulevard, Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA

Mill Valley Air Force Station, Civil Engineering Storage, East Ridgecr...

Survey number: HABS CA-2615-X Building/structure dates: 1951 Initial Construction

Mill Valley Air Force Station, Explosive Storage, East Ridgecrest Boulevard, Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA

Mill Valley Air Force Station, Explosive Storage, East Ridgecrest Boul...

Survey number: HABS CA-2615-U Building/structure dates: 1951 Initial Construction

Mill Valley Air Force Station, Gatehouse, East Ridgecrest Boulevard, Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA

Mill Valley Air Force Station, Gatehouse, East Ridgecrest Boulevard, M...

Survey number: HABS CA-2615-R Building/structure dates: 1951 Initial Construction

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage, South of Interstate 80, Wendover, Tooele County, UT

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage, South of Inter...

Survey number: HABS UT-125-CL Building/structure dates: 1942 Initial Construction

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage, South of Interstate 80, Wendover, Tooele County, UT

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage, South of Inter...

Survey number: HABS UT-125-CU Building/structure dates: 1944 Initial Construction

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage Building, South of Interstate 80, Wendover, Tooele County, UT

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage Building, South...

Survey number: HABS UT-125-CO Building/structure dates: 1944 Initial Construction

Wendover Air Force Base, Black Powder Storage Building, South of Interstate 80, Wendover, Tooele County, UT

Wendover Air Force Base, Black Powder Storage Building, South of Inter...

Survey number: HABS UT-125-CN Building/structure dates: 1944 Initial Construction

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage, South of Interstate 80, Wendover, Tooele County, UT

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage, South of Inter...

Survey number: HABS UT-125-CQ Building/structure dates: 1944 Initial Construction

Mill Valley Air Force Station, Motorcycle Shop, East Ridgecrest Boulevard, Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA

Mill Valley Air Force Station, Motorcycle Shop, East Ridgecrest Boulev...

Survey number: HABS CA-2615-F Building/structure dates: 1951 Initial Construction

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage, South of Interstate 80, Wendover, Tooele County, UT

Wendover Air Force Base, War Reserve Strategic Storage, South of Inter...

Survey number: HABS UT-125-CT Building/structure dates: 1944 Initial Construction

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service, working on black-out lamps to be used on the gasoline trailers in the Air Force, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisc

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service, ...

12002-22. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Agnes Cliemka, age 23, married and husband may be going into the service any day, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Agnes used to work in a department store. Checking of gasoline hose of gasoline trailers before being turned over the Air Force

Agnes Cliemka, age 23, married and husband may be going into the servi...

12002-22. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

A World War II reenactor waits as his fellow reenactors

A World War II reenactor waits as his fellow reenactors

A World War II reenactor waits as his fellow reenactors prepare to drive an antique Jeep from the 1940’s during celebrations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 3, 2014. Thousands are expected to travel to N... More

Helen Ryan, age 41 (with cap), widow and used to work in a show factory, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Agnes Cliemka, age 23, married and husband may be going into the service any day, brother in the army. She used to be a clerk in a department store. Unmasking and checking parts of the gasoline trailers that will be turned over to the Air Force

Helen Ryan, age 41 (with cap), widow and used to work in a show factor...

12002-22. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service. Working on black-out lamps to be used on the gasoline trailers in the Air Force, Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lucile Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service. ...

12002-22. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Ethel R. Kovach Scott

Ethel R. Kovach Scott

90-105, 12, "Portraits, Kol-Koz (2)"; "Ethel R. Kovach Scott (1918?-2004), fourth chief nurse of the U.S. Air Force, helped write the first flight nurse manual and establish the aerospace nursing course to supp... More

Henry W. Liljedahl, Lt Col, USAF to Danny Kaye, November 2, 1967

Henry W. Liljedahl, Lt Col, USAF to Danny Kaye, November 2, 1967

Regarding photographs taken during Danny Kaye's visit to the Casualty Staging Flight unit, Tachikawa Air Base, Japan. (General)

Artwork: "B-26 (Baltimore Whore". Artist: Katherine Hoppock. US Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "B-26 (Baltimore Whore". Artist: Katherine Hoppock. US Air Fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Salvo of 600-pound bombs falling from formation of B-10 bombers in recent bombing practice by the 19th Bombardment Group, General Headquarters, Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps

Salvo of 600-pound bombs falling from formation of B-10 bombers in rec...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Image source: U.S. Army Air Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; U... More

Col Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg,

Col Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg,

Col Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is a WWII and Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force for more than 25 years. He graduated from Wofford College, and commissio... More

Artwork:  "B-24".  Artist:  Katherine Hoppock.  US Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "B-24". Artist: Katherine Hoppock. US Air Force Art Colle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Colonel Robert Kauch, Commanding Officer, Air Service Command, 9th Air Force, Garden City, New York

Colonel Robert Kauch, Commanding Officer, Air Service Command, 9th Air...

Actual size of negative is E (approximately 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... More

London (vicinity), England. Two members of the A.T.C. preparing to enter the Air Force working on an airframe

London (vicinity), England. Two members of the A.T.C. preparing to ent...

Image source: British Ministry of Information (CHIC-24). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. ... More

Production. Parachute making. There is far more to hemming this parachute than running the sewing machine. The operator must match pencil marks on the braid with pencil marks on the seams to turn out infallible parachutes for men in the Air Force. Pioneer Parachute Company, Manchester, Connecticut

Production. Parachute making. There is far more to hemming this parach...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

A bearing of a big forge hammer is removed for overhauling as the maker of a popular American car switches over to production of machine guns for the Air Force. Every machine in the plant must be in perfect condition for big orders in the months to come. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

A bearing of a big forge hammer is removed for overhauling as the make...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Lot catalog card states that the geographic location of images in lot is Akron, Ohio, but per caption is Lansing, Michigan. Title and other information... More

78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

In April 18, 1942, Airmen of the U.S. Army Air Forces, led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a daring raid on military targets in Tokyo, ... More

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. A production lathe in a former auto plant and an experienced automobile worker team up to give our air force the greatest possible number of the finest possible machine guns. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. A production lathe in a for...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Lot catalog card states that the geographic location of images in lot is Akron, Ohio, but per caption is Lansing, Michigan. Title and other information... More

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