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Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine. Ground crew making a routine overhaul of a patrol plane at base headquarters of Coastal Patrol #20

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine. Ground crew making a routine...

Photograph shows the Stinson HW-75, or 105 Voyager airplane. The design was later modified to the L-5 Sentinel for the war. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Marine motor detachment, New River, N.C.

Marine motor detachment, New River, N.C.

Photo shows the Marine Corps Air Station New River, at Jacksonville, North Carolina. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)

Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other jobs at the Douglas Aircraft plant, Long Beach, Calif. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo

Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other job...

Photo shows a woman and man working on a Douglas Aircraft Company cockpit shell identified as a C-47 based on the window outline. Although sometimes called a 'biscuit bomber, 'the plane was for transport. (Sou... more

Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Allied tanks and half tracks pass through the Arc du Triomphe, after Paris was liberated on August 25, 1944

Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Allied tanks...

Photo shows Free French tanks and half tracks of General Leclerc's 2nd Armored Division passing through the Arc du Triomphe in Paris, probably on August 26, 1944. Sign at left "De Gaulle au pouvoir" and sign at... more

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 [i.e. C-47] bomber at the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood [i.e. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach], Calif.

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 [i.e. C-47] bombe...

Photo shows a woman and man working on a Douglas Aircraft Company cockpit shell identified as a C-47 based on the window outline. Although sometimes called a 'biscuit bomber,' the plane was for transport. (Sour... more

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

Photo shows the Willow Run manufacturing plant, run by the Ford Motor Company near Ypsilanti, Michigan, which made the B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

New River Marine Base, motor detachment, North Carolina

New River Marine Base, motor detachment, North Carolina

Photo shows the Marine Corps Air Station New River, at Jacksonville, North Carolina. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine

Photograph shows men exercising on air field, next to the Stinson HW-75, or 105 Voyager airplane. The design was later modified to the L-5 Sentinel for the war. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) .

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine

Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine

Photograph shows the Stinson HW-75, or 105 Voyager airplane. The design was later modified to the L-5 Sentinel for the war. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Battle of Midway

Battle of Midway

Battle of Midway - FDR Presidential Library 1942 - Video 145 - Department of the Navy. Midway was the turning battle in the Pacific. Activities of Marines, Pilots and Sailors are shown before, during, and after... more

Battle of Midway

Battle of Midway

Battle of Midway - Department of the Navy 1942 - Video 145 - From the Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Midway was the turning battle in the Pacific. Activities o... more

Firing 155mm Howitzer

Firing 155mm Howitzer

ARC Identifier 17914 / Local Identifier 111-ADC-4112 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) - 1942 - Firing 155mm Howitzer at Medjz El Bab... more

At the Front in North Africa

At the Front in North Africa

1943 ARC Identifier 649626 / Local Identifier 263.1789. This film covers activities during World War II relating to tank forces, troop review, artillery, Prisoners of War and the care of wounded in the area of ... more

Remember These Faces

Remember These Faces

Remember These Faces - FDR Presidential Library 1943 - Video 33 - Public Domain Footage Film demonstrates the ebb and flow of battle using battle footage. First the island is softened then the assault, then the... more

Combat America (Part 4)

Combat America (Part 4)

Combat America (Part 4) - FDR Presidential Library 1945 - Video 23 - U.S. Army Air Forces. Four discs comprise Combat America. The viewer needs all four. The US Air Force sent Clark Cable to England to live wit... more

Combat America (Part 3)

Combat America (Part 3)

Combat America (Part 3) - FDR Presidential Library 1945 - Video 23 - U.S. Army Air Forces. Four discs comprise Combat America. The viewer needs all four. The US Air Force sent Clark Cable to England to live wit... more

Combat America (Part 2)

Combat America (Part 2)

Combat America (Part 2) - FDR Presidential Library 1945 - Video 23 - U.S. Army Air Forces. Four discs comprise Combat America. The viewer needs all four. The US Air Force sent Clark Cable to England to live wit... more

Combat America (Part 1)

Combat America (Part 1)

Combat America (Part 1) - FDR Presidential Library 1945 - Video 23 - U.S. Army Air Forces. Four discs comprise Combat America. The viewer needs all four. The US Air Force sent Clark Cable to England to live wit... more