Category Archives: airplanes

Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) 1939-1949

The work undertaken by the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was wide ranging; from cooking to meteorology; from administrative duties to maintaining and repairing aircraft. Women replaced RAF personnel in those trades where there were shortages. There was an ebb … Continue reading

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Douglas XTB2D Skypirate

The Douglas TB2D Skypirate (also known as the Devastator II) was a torpedo bomber intended for service with the United States Navy's Midway class aircraft carriers; they were too large for earlier decks. Two prototypes were completed, but the dedicated … Continue reading

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20 Badass Photos Of Vintage Planes

The San Diego Air & Space Museum just dumped over 100,000 photos into an account on Flickr. Read more ยป

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Ryan STMs circa 1938

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Ryan Military Flying School PT Trainers

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Playing tennis on the wings of a flying airplane

Ivan Unger and Gladys Roy playing tennis on the wings of a flying airplane in 1927

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Hindenburg disaster, 1937

The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is … Continue reading

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