History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

01 January, 2013

Aeroplanes Aloft

Photographs of WWI airplanes in the air, including tricks and antics that the young pilots were encouraged to do. These are from an American aviation training field in Texas, 1917-18. I think most of the planes are training models but I've no idea, if anyone has expertise do share!

The San Diego Air and Space Museum recently uploaded a whole heap of WWI photos, mostly aviation related--they're not in very good condition but there's an incredible variety.


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San Diego Air and Space Museum




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San Diego Air and Space Museum

Note the man who's exited his cockpit to ride on the plane's body... Source



San Diego Air and Space Museum




San Diego Air and Space Museum




San Diego Air and Space Museum




San Diego Air and Space Museum




San Diego Air and Space Museum

More climbing-out-of-the-cockpit antics. Yikes. Source



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San Diego Air and Space Museum




San Diego Air and Space Museum




San Diego Air and Space Museum

There's a lot more planes in this one than you see at first... Source


1 comment:

Honeysuckelle said...

Incredible pictures. I just adore your blog!

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