50 Color Vintage Photographs Showing Amazing Nose Art Painted on Military Aircrafts During World War II

The inscription of art work on military planes dates to World War I, when paintings were usually extravagant company or unit insignia. However, regulations were put in place after the war to stymie the practice. As the United States entered World War II, nose art regulations were relaxed, or in many cases totally ignored. WWIIContinue reading “50 Color Vintage Photographs Showing Amazing Nose Art Painted on Military Aircrafts During World War II”

30 Vintage Photos of Female WWII Pilots in the U.S. Army Air Force

During World War II, a select group of young women pilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models… They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, and leaders gambled on an experimentalContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Female WWII Pilots in the U.S. Army Air Force”

Historic Photos Taken Before, During, and After the Hindenburg Disaster in 1937

The crash of the Hindenburg was one of the most jarring aviation disasters of its day. On May 6, 1937, the massive German airship caught fire while attempting to land near Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 people aboard, plus one ground crew member. Of the 97 passengers and crew members on board, 62 managed toContinue reading “Historic Photos Taken Before, During, and After the Hindenburg Disaster in 1937”

19 Vintage Photos Showing What First Class Air Travel Looked Like in the 1930s

Flying was very expensive. Most people still rode trains or buses for intercity travel. Only business travelers and the wealthy could afford to fly. America’s airline industry expanded rapidly, from carrying only 6,000 passengers in 1930 to more than 450,000 by 1934, to 1.2 million by 1938. Still, only a tiny fraction of the travelingContinue reading “19 Vintage Photos Showing What First Class Air Travel Looked Like in the 1930s”