Santa upgrades his sleigh for “Operation Christmas Drop”
Santa Claus (CAPT. Mike d’Albertis, 605th Military Airlift Support Squadron) and STAFF SGT. Tony Thompson, loadmaster with the 21st Tactical Airlift Squadron, watch as a Christmas Drop container is parachuted toward its destination. The annual airdrop is a humanitarian effort providing aid to needy islanders throughout Micronesia during the holiday season, 12/14/1990
Now arriving…at the haunted air field:
Happy Halloween! October 31st and Senior Airman Garth Horton, USAF, crewchief, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, gets in the spirit as he marshals out an aircraft at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily. Air Force members are deployed to Naval Air Station Sigonella in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, 10/31/2001
Members of the Nation’s first Negro Navigation Cadets, who will receive their commissions in the Army Air Forces on February 26th, visited City Hall as guests of Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia this afternoon. They are shown on the steps of City Hall as the mayor greeted their commanding officer, Maj. Galen B. Price. 02/16/1944
“Track Chart of Bombing Mission to Schweinfurt, 08/17/1943”
Shown here is a “track chart” of an American deep penetration bombing raid over Germany on August 17, 1943, by the Eighth Air Force’s 306th Bombardment Group. The chart indicates the route to and from the target as well as encounters with anti-aircraft fire or “flak” and engagements with various types of German aircraft.
May 26 - World War II B-25
Spectacular crash at Byoritsu oil refinery, Formosa, was photographed by a B-25 of the 5th Air Force’s 345th Bomb Group on 26 May 1945. Just as it released its string of parafrags B-25 NO. 192 was hit by flak from a camouflaged battery and trails smoke. A gaping hole is visible on the pilot’s side.