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DAYTON, Ohio -- Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter 7/21
2015
DAYTON, Ohio -- Boeing P-26A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Boeing P-26A 7/21
2015
Leather riding boots were worn by members of the U.S. Cavalry Units during World War I. The tall shafts of these riding boots helped to protect cavalry soldiers' lower legs from debris kicked up by their horses, as well as protecting from riding impact against their horses. Horses were used during WWI for logistical support and reconnaissance, as well as for pulling equipment such as field guns, supply wagons and ambulances. (U.S. Air Force photo) Brown Leather Riding Boots 6/08
2015
Boot hooks are designed to make pulling on tall riding boots a quick and easy process. Holding the handle of the boot hook, the hook ends of the boot hooks are then slipped through the boot pull straps attached on the sides of riding boots. Sometimes the boot straps are part of the external design of the boot, but usually these straps are hidden inside the boots (located at both sides near the top). (U.S. Air Force photo) Boot Hooks 6/08
2015
This insignia was worn by U.S. balloon mechanics in the Air Service's Balloon Section during World War I. U.S. balloon mechanics were trained in Europe by specialists from French balloon units, which had been in service for approximately 10 years prior. Maintaining balloons was an important requirement, as balloons were used in WWI primarily for day and night observation (locating targets and tracking activity behind enemy lines), as well as regulating artillery fire. (U.S. Air Force photo) Balloon Mechanic Patch 6/08
2015
This is a balloon hook. Most of the balloons and balloon accessories used by the U.S. during World War I were produced in France, as the balloon industry in France had been in full production for at least 10 years prior to the United States' entry into the war. (U.S. Air Force photo) Balloon Hook 6/08
2015
A boot jack is a tool used in the removal of boots. The boot heel is placed in the U-shaped opening of the boot jack, while the other foot is standing on the flat end of the boot jack, and then with a pull the foot is freed from the boot. Boot jacks help prevent stooping and struggling when removing tall riding boots that have been worn all day. And for sanitary purposes, they can keep hands clean of mud and manure while dirty riding boots are being removed. (U.S. Air Force photo) Boot Jack 6/08
2015
DAYTON, Ohio -- Benz BZ-4 on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Benz BZ-4 6/08
2015
DAYTON, Ohio -- Bentley B.R.2 on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) Bentley B.R.2 6/08
2015
DAYTON, Ohio -- British ABC Wasp on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo) British ABC Wasp 6/08
2015
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