The theme this week is Aviation.
Local Identifier: 165-WW-7B-6, “Wright Brothers’ 1904 Aeroplane (“Kitty Hawk”) in first flight, December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Orville Wright at controls. Wilbur Wright standing at right. (first flight was 12 seconds)”
Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DA-SD-05-00594, “The Wright Brothers test fly their aircraft on Fort Myer’s parade field. This series of test flights resulted in the Army purchasing its first aircraft. In the first flight, Sept. 9, 1908, Orville Wright kept the plane aloft 71 seconds. The second flight resulted in a crash that left Wright severely cut and bruised and his passenger, Army LT. Thomas Selfridge dead — the first powered-aviation fatality. (Exact date shot UNKNOWN)”
Local Identifier: 208-AA-12X-21 / War and Conflict # 1149, “A Chinese soldier guards a line of American P-40 fighter planes, painted with the shark-face emblem of the “Flying Tigers,” at a flying field somewhere in China. The American pursuit planes have a 12-to-1 victory ratio over the Japanese, ca. 1942″
Local Identifier: 306-MVP-14(28) / War and Conflict# 416, “Three Air Force F-105 Thunderchief pilots enroute to bomb military target in Vietnam pull up to a flying Air Force “gas station.” The refueling aircraft is an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker., 01/1966″
Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DN-SC-92-02756, “The moisture in the air around a Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) F-14A Tomcat aircraft condenses into water vapor as the aircraft breaks the sound barrier while passing the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66). In the foreground are a Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, left, and a VF-102 Tomcat. The AMERICA is on station in the Red Sea following Operation Desert Storm., 03/01/1991″, photograph by LCDR Neubauer
Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DF-SD-03-17578, “An F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter assigned to the 9th Fighter Squadron (FS), 49th Fighter Wing (FW), Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico, moves to the runway on a night mission, from Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998. Night scope used, 04/23/1998″, photograph taken by A1C Greg L. Davis, USAF
Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DF-SC-85-02854, “An air-to-air right side view of two F-15 Eagle aircraft in formation over the Wright Brothers National Memorial. The 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron aircraft are equipped with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wing pylons and fuselage-mounted AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, 11/13/1984″