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Operation Little VittlesOperation Little Vittles
Operation Little Vittles

A "Little Vittles" candy drop. Note the parachutes below the tail of the C-54. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 10/17/2011

Berlin AirliftBerlin Airlift
Berlin Airlift

C-47s unloading at Tempelhof, formed the nucleus of the airlift until September when the larger and faster four-engine C-54s capable of hauling 10 tons had been put into service. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Berlin Airlift


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Posted: 10/17/2011

Berlin Airlift MemorialBerlin Airlift Memorial
Berlin Airlift Memorial

The dedication of the Berlin Airlift Memorial in the Lufbruke Platz during the fall of 1952. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 10/17/2011

Berlin AirliftBerlin Airlift
Berlin Airlift

Navy and Air Force flight crews were briefed together for the day's missions in Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Berlin Airlift


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Posted: 10/17/2011

RAF C-47sRAF C-47s
RAF C-47s

Royal Air Force C-47s being unloaded in the beginning days of flight operations at Tegel. (U.S. Air Force photo)
RAF C-47s


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Posted: 10/17/2011

Tech. Sgt. John H. SchuffertTech. Sgt. John H. Schuffert
Tech. Sgt. John H. Schuffert

Tech. Sgt. John H. "Jake" Schuffert. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 10/17/2011

Convair F-106A CockpitConvair F-106A Cockpit
Convair F-106A Cockpit

Right side console of the Convair F-106A. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 10/17/2011

Convair F-106AConvair F-106A
Convair F-106A

Formation of F-106As. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Convair F-106A


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Posted: 10/17/2011

EtchbergerEtchberger
Etchberger

In 2010, Etchberger’s valor and sacrifice were fully recognized with the Medal of Honor. Pictured is President Barack Obama presenting the Medal of Honor to Etchberger’s sons, (l to r) Steve Wilson, Cory Etchberger, and Richard Etchberger, at the White House in September 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo).
Etchberger


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Posted: 9/6/2011

EtchbergerEtchberger
Etchberger

CMSgt Etchberger’s wife, Katherine, received his posthumous Air Force Cross from U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen John McConnell at a private ceremony in the Pentagon in 1969. Sworn to secrecy, she could not even tell her sons what had happened. His Air Force Cross did not become public until 1998. (U.S. Air Force photo).
Etchberger


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Posted: 9/6/2011

EtchbergerEtchberger
Etchberger

CMSgt Richard Etchberger in 1968 -- photo not taken at LS 85. (U.S. Air Force photo).
Etchberger


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Posted: 9/6/2011

EtchbergerEtchberger
Etchberger

Chief Master Sergeant Richard Etchberger: Belated Medal of Honor. (U.S. Air Force photo).
Etchberger


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Posted: 9/6/2011

Noorduyn C-64Noorduyn C-64
Noorduyn C-64

A 3rd Air Commando Group Noorduyn C-64 Norseman. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Noorduyn C-64


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Posted: 8/23/2011

Enlisted PilotsEnlisted Pilots
Enlisted Pilots

The last USAF enlisted pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Enlisted Pilots


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Posted: 8/23/2011

BT-13 Basic TrainerBT-13 Basic Trainer
BT-13 Basic Trainer

Flight students Jim Leach (left) and Jack Hoover beside a BT-13 basic trainer. Enlisted ground crew personnel formed a silent cheering section for enlisted pilot trainees and showed it in such ways as having a frosty soft drink ready for a sweat-stained student on a hot day. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 8/23/2011

Men on the Flying TrapezeMen on the Flying Trapeze
Men on the Flying Trapeze

Men on the Flying Trapeze, an Army flight demonstration team organized by then-Capt. Claire Chennault in 1932, at one time included two enlisted pilots who continued to serve after their release from active duty as reserve officers. From left are Sgt. William C. McDonald, Capt. Chennault and Sgt. John H. Williamson. Later, each helped train China's air force prior to World War II. SSgt. Ray Clinton also flew solo stunt and backup for the team. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 8/23/2011

Douglas C-47Douglas C-47
Douglas C-47

C-47s bank for England after their CG-4A gliders have cut loose from their tow lines. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Douglas C-47


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Posted: 7/14/2011

Burma RoadBurma Road
Burma Road

Burma Road. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Burma Road


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Posted: 7/14/2011

Wesel DevastatedWesel Devastated
Wesel Devastated

Ruins of Wesel, Germany, devastated by Allied bombing in preparation for the crossing of the Rhine on March 22-23, 1945. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Wesel Devastated


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Posted: 7/14/2011

D-DayD-Day
D-Day

Part of the invasion coast at Normandy. (U.S. Air Force photo)
D-Day


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Posted: 7/14/2011

WWII BombersWWII Bombers
WWII Bombers

AAF heavy bombers during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo)
WWII Bombers


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Posted: 7/14/2011

File PhotoFile Photo
File Photo

(U.S. Air Force photo)
File Photo


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Posted: 7/14/2011

Pacific Theatre of OperationsPacific Theatre of Operations
Pacific Theatre of Operations

Pacific Theatre of Operations, World War II.
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Posted: 6/3/2011

Pearl Harbor AttackPearl Harbor Attack
Pearl Harbor Attack

The first Japanese plane shot down during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/26/2011

Lt. Daniel James IIILt. Daniel James III
Lt. Daniel James III

Lt. Daniel James III receives the first of his two Distinguished Flying Crosses from his father, Brig. Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. The younger James served two combat tours in Southeast Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/26/2011

Lockheed P-38Lockheed P-38
Lockheed P-38

P-38s at refueling stop in Iceland on their way to England in the summer of 1942. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Lockheed P-38


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Posted: 5/26/2011

Boeing B-17Boeing B-17
Boeing B-17

"Yankee Doodle" commanded by Brig. Gen. Ira C. Eaker on the first B-17 bombing mission against Europe, Aug. 17, 1942. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Boeing B-17


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Posted: 5/26/2011

Curtiss P-40Curtiss P-40
Curtiss P-40

P-40s of the 66th Fighter Squadron take off on a mission over North Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Curtiss P-40


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Posted: 5/26/2011

Japanese Balloon BombJapanese Balloon Bomb
Japanese Balloon Bomb

Japanese balloon bomb during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Japanese ...


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Posted: 5/26/2011

Pearl Harbor AttackPearl Harbor Attack
Pearl Harbor Attack

Honolulu Star-Bulletin following the attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/26/2011

Northrop XP-79B areial 3/4 side view. (U.S. Air Force photo)Northrop XP-79B areial 3/4 side view. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Northrop XP-79B areial 3/4 side view. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Northrop XP-79B areial 3/4 side view. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/16/2011

Northrop XP-79B side view. (U.S. Air Force photo)Northrop XP-79B side view. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Northrop XP-79B side view. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Northrop XP-79B front view. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Northrop XP-79B ...


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Posted: 5/16/2011

Northrop XP-79BNorthrop XP-79B
Northrop XP-79B

Northrop XP-79B 3/4 side view. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Northrop XP-79B


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Posted: 5/16/2011

Northrop XP-79BNorthrop XP-79B
Northrop XP-79B

Northrop XP-79B front view. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Northrop XP-79B


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Posted: 5/16/2011

Flying TigersFlying Tigers
Flying Tigers

Repairing a Flying Tiger P-40 at Kunming, China. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Flying Tigers


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Posted: 5/9/2011

Majs. McGuire & BongMajs. McGuire & Bong
Majs. McGuire & Bong

Majs. Thomas B. McGuire Jr. and Richard I. Bong on Nov. 15, 1944, in the Philippines. Majs. Bong and McGuire were the top two scoring U.S. aces in World War II with 40 and 38 victories, respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/9/2011

Charles Lindbergh & Maj. Thomas McGuireCharles Lindbergh & Maj. Thomas McGuire
Charles Lindbergh & Maj. Thomas McGuire

Famed aviator Charles A. Lindbergh with Maj. Thomas B. McGuire (left). During the summer of 1944, Lindbergh visited the Southwest Pacific Theatre and devised economical flight techniques to extend the range of P-38 fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/9/2011

P-51 & P-47P-51 & P-47
P-51 & P-47

P-51s and P-47s undergo maintenance at Lingayen airstrip in the Philippines in April 1945. (U.S. Air Force photo)
P-51 & P-47


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Posted: 5/9/2011

Douglas A-20Douglas A-20
Douglas A-20

Seconds after the destruction of a Douglas A-20, the camouflaged Japanese "Sally" bomber was destroyed by parafrag bombs during a low-level attack on the airdrome. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Douglas A-20


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Posted: 5/9/2011

Consolidated CatalinaConsolidated Catalina
Consolidated Catalina

Prowling Consolidated Catalina flying boats flown by Navy and AAF pilots. The lumbering but versatile Catalina was used for reconnaissance, bombing, strafing and air-sea rescue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/9/2011

L-5L-5
L-5

L-5 aircraft of the 25th Liaison Squadron in New Guinea. In addition to their liaison duties, sergeant pilots of the "Guinea Short Line" performed such varied missions as rescuing downed fliers and guiding fighters to concealed jungle targets. (U.S. Air Force photo)
L-5


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Posted: 5/9/2011

Kiska Harbor RaidedKiska Harbor Raided
Kiska Harbor Raided

Japanese shipping is left burning in a Kiska harbor following a raid by 11th Air Force aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/9/2011

Lt. Boyd D. WagnerLt. Boyd D. Wagner
Lt. Boyd D. Wagner

Lt. Boyd D. "Buzz" Wagner, Commanding Officer of the 17th Pursuit Squadron in the Philippines, was the first AAF ace of World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 5/9/2011

Baron Manfred von RichtofenBaron Manfred von Richtofen
Baron Manfred von Richtofen

Baron Manfred von Richtofen. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 3/31/2011

Air Refueling in Southeast AsiaAir Refueling in Southeast Asia
Air Refueling in Southeast Asia

A pilot’s-eye view of the KC-135’s refueling station. Stratotankers could use either the boom by itself, or the hose-and-drogue attachment, seen here. The ability to use either method allowed USAF tankers to service aircraft from all services. Navy and Marine aircraft had probes, while the USAF used both probes and boom receptacles. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Air Refueling ...


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Posted: 3/30/2011

Air Refueling in Southeast AsiaAir Refueling in Southeast Asia
Air Refueling in Southeast Asia

Refueling an F-4 Phantom over rugged Southeast Asian terrain, as seen from the KC-135 boom operator’s point of view, 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Air Refueling ...


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Posted: 3/30/2011

Air Refueling in Southeast AsiaAir Refueling in Southeast Asia
Air Refueling in Southeast Asia

A B-52 refuels over Southeast Asia in 1967. Refueling bombers over vast expanses of ocean required precise navigation and planning. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Air Refueling ...


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Posted: 3/30/2011

Air Refueling in Southeast AsiaAir Refueling in Southeast Asia
Air Refueling in Southeast Asia

An HH-3 “Jolly Green Giant” refuels from an HC-130P tanker. The ability to refuel helicopters in flight greatly enhanced search and rescue operations in Southeast Asia by giving helicopters greater range. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Air Refueling ...


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Posted: 3/30/2011

    

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