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"Any girl who has flown at all grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can't possibly be good pilots. . . . The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hangar pilots, is to show them."  - Cornelia Fort, WAFS

Photographer Spotlight: Peter Stackpole

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

A Supermarine Spitfire Vc 'Tropical' JK707 MX-P serving with 307th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group operated by 12th USAAF. The regular pilot was 1st.Lt. Carroll A. Prybylo, but when lost it was flown by Capt. Virgil Cephus Fields, Jr. (Source - US Navy, via Library of Congress. Colorized by Paul Reynolds.

A Supermarine Spitfire Vc 'Tropical' MX-P serving with Fighter Squadron, Fighter Group operated by USAAF. The regular pilot was Carroll A. Prybylo, but when lost it was flown by Capt.

Three different B-24 noses, 1943 | Flickr The nose on the left shows the design when Willow Run started operations. The center nose has added machine guns. The nose on the right was redesigned by Ford to include a power turret above the bombardier's enclosure. Ford Motor Co. Willow Run Bomber Plant.

Three different B-24 noses, 1943 | Flickr The nose on the left shows the design when Willow Run started operations. The center nose has added machine guns. The nose on the right was redesigned by Ford to include a power turret above the bombardier's enclosure. Ford Motor Co. Willow Run Bomber Plant.

zeedesertfox: A British soldier inspects a... - British Eevee

Messerschmitt 7 Staffel/Jagdgeschwader 54 (White Pilot: Unteroffizier Arno Zimmermann crash-landed on the beach at Lydd in Kent, South of England. Sunday morning, of October 1940 (Weather, cloudy with some bright intervals)

A destroyed WWII plane, then and now...

A destroyed WWII plane, then and now

A destroyed WWII plane, 1944 and recent. I have my doubts on this one, sixty plus years of salt water and oxygen exposure, pacific typhoons and armchair-level explorers? A location added would've helped the skeptic in me quiet a bit.

P-61A Black Widow night fighter serial 5510. This aircraft was condemned as salvage on July 27,1944.

Black Widow night fighter serial This aircraft was condemned as salvage on July

B-26 of the 323d Bombardment Group (Medium), RAF Earls Colne, England.

of the Bombardment Group (Medium), RAF Earls Colne, England.

beautifulwarbirds: “Next time I have a bad day at the office, I need to think of this photo. ”

"A Bad Day at the Office" . Navy flier returned to base safely in his Vought "Corsair." Some people handle their close call with death and anxiety with humor. Welcome back, Sir!

American crowds greet the B-17 "Memphis Belle" on its war bond fundraising tour. It was the first B-17 to complete 25 missions over Europe.

American crowds greet the "Memphis Belle" on its war bond fundraising tour. It was the first to complete 25 missions over Europe.

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[Photo] Chinese soldier guarding Warhawk fighters of the AVG 'Flying Tigers', China, circa 1942

Nine O Nine ... B-17.  This is the flying fortress that Joe and Dave got to skydive out of through the bomb bay doors.

This is the flying fortress that Joe and Dave got to skydive out of through the bomb bay doors.

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