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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

Senior Airman David Heinz, a loadmaster from the 40th

Senior Airman David Heinz, a loadmaster from the 40th

Senior Airman David Heinz, a loadmaster from the 40th Airlift Squadron, directs an air transporter at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., while loading pallets destined for Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Oct. 18, 2... more

From left to right, U.S. Army Sgt. Kwame Scaife, Chief

From left to right, U.S. Army Sgt. Kwame Scaife, Chief

From left to right, U.S. Army Sgt. Kwame Scaife, Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Minnis, and Staff Sgt. Michael Bethea, 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company jumpmasters, pose for a photo in Plovdiv, ... more

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyron Abraham, 44th Fighter

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyron Abraham, 44th Fighter

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyron Abraham, 44th Fighter Squadron load crew member, secures munitions during a weapons load competition Dec. 21, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members in the competition are resp... 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

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

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

World War Two (WWII) Veteran, US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) (Retired) Frank E. Herrelko Sr. (front), Vietnam Veteran Mr. Earl Gillespie (center) and Korean War Veteran Mr. Glbert Lyons participate in the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay in Washington, D.C

World War Two (WWII) Veteran, US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) (Retir...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jim Varhegyi, USAF Release Status: Released to Pub... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron Two Seven Three (MWSS-273), marshal into place a US Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, from the 103rd Fighter Wing (FW), Connecticut (CT), Air National Guard (ANG), at the Georgia (GA), ANG Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), located in Savannah, GA, during Exercise Battlehog 1-04. The aircraft is painted in the World War II (WWII) Black Lighting scheme in celebration of the Units 80th Anniversary

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Crtc State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Amber Basgil, USMC Release Status: Released to Publ... more

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

The US Air Force (USAF) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) Honor Guard faces a formation of 48th FW USAF Airmen during a Battle of Britain ceremony as they pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the battle. During World War II (WWII) the Luftwaffe, Germany's Air Force, began its attack on July 10, 1940, unleashing its bombers against British shipping and fighter sweeps over Britain's southern coast in what would become known as The Battle of Britain

The US Air Force (USAF) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) Honor Guard faces a for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: RAF Lakenheath State: Suffolk Country: United Kingdom (GBR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: AMN Christopher Walkenhorst ... more

US Army (USA) paratroopers with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, North Carolina (NC), board a US Air Force (USAF) C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft, 94th Airlift Wing (AW), Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), Georgia (GA), on their way to the Iron Mike Drop Zone (DZ) to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. More than 650 paratroopers jumped for the event near St Mere Eglise, France (FRA)

US Army (USA) paratroopers with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, No...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Omaha Beach State: Normandy Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Marie Cassetty, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

A US Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 Tomahawk pursuit aircraft (left), piloted by Mr. Steve Hinton, and a US Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft (right), piloted by USAF Captain (CPT) Matt Kouchoukos, Pilot, East Coast A-10 Demonstration Team, 23rd Fighter Group (FG), Pope Air Force Base (AFB), North Carolina (NC), fly in close formation near Langley AFB, Virginia (VA). This formation represents the heritage between the 23rd FG of World War II (WWII) which stood down to become the famous Flying Tigers, and the legacy continues today. The P-40 arrived at Langley for the Flying Tigers Reunion

A US Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 Tomahawk pursuit aircraft (left), pil...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ben Bloker, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

D-Day veterans US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) (Ret) Wayne Chase and USAF First Lieutenant (1LT) (Ret) Robert Shantz, 15th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS), show their respects during a wreath laying ceremony at Montebourg, France (RA). This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy invasion during World War II (WWII)

D-Day veterans US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) (Ret) Wayn...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Montebourg State: Normandy Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Wayne Clark, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

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

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft (left), flies in formation with a restored World War Two (WWII) era P-51 Mustang aircraft over the Arizona desert during a USAF Heritage Conference 2002 training flight. The conference brings together civilian Heritage pilots and USAF Demonstration Team pilots to discuss safety and practice formation flying in a non-air show environment

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft (left), flies in ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Greg L. Davis, USAF Release... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers, 1ST Battalion (BN), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), Fort Benning, Georgia (GA), relax before loading onto four US Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft. They will be part of a 16 aircraft paratroop drop celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Normandy invasion during World War II (WWII)

US Army (USA) Soldiers, 1ST Battalion (BN), 507th Parachute Infantry R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cherbourg State: Normandy Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Wayne Clark, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

The US Air Force (USAF) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) Honor Guard marches during a Battle of Britain ceremony as they pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the battle. During World War II (WWII) the Luftwaffe, Germany's Air Force, began its attack on July 10, 1940, unleashing its bombers against British shipping and fighter sweeps over Britain's southern coast in what would become known as The Battle of Britain

The US Air Force (USAF) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) Honor Guard marches dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: RAF Lakenheath State: Suffolk Country: United Kingdom (GBR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: AMN Christopher Walkenhorst ... more

US Army (USA) paratroopers with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, North Carolina (NC), perform a final equipment check aboard a US Air Force (USAF) C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft, 94th Airlift Wing (AW), Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), Georgia (GA), on their way to the Iron Mike Drop Zone (DZ) to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. More than 650 paratroopers jumped for the event near St Mere Eglise, France (FRA)

US Army (USA) paratroopers with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, No...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Omaha Beach State: Normandy Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Marie Cassetty, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... 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

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

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. Stock for machine gun barrels is checked in as well-known automobile plant turns its manufacturing facilities over to the Air Force. American industry is on the way to war production records that will amaze the world. Oldsmobile, Lansing, Michigan

Twenty-millimeter machine guns for planes. Stock for machine gun barre...

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