100lb phosphorus bomb dropped onto target warship from a Martin MB-2 bomber biplane during a test to prove the value of planes in combat to the US Army and Navy. These images were taken on September 23, 1921, showing the bomb detonating on board the decommissioned battleship Alabama (BB 8) and what the deck looked like in the aftermath of the attack against the ship. 

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A HUP Retriever pulls the pilot of an AF Guardian from the waters of the Atlantic after the plane was forced to ditch immediately after launching from the escort carrier Block Island (CVE 106). Pilot was Ensign E.H. Barry. August 12,1953. (U.S. Navy photo)

A HUP Retriever pulls the pilot of an AF Guardian from the waters of the Atlantic after the plane was forced to ditch immediately after launching from the escort carrier Block Island (CVE 106). Pilot was Ensign E.H. Barry. August 12,1953. (U.S. Navy photo)

A US Navy (USN) F-14A Tomcat, Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211), Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), in flight over burning Kuwaiti oil wells during Operation DESERT STORM, 02/01/1991.
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A US Navy (USN) F-14A Tomcat, Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211), Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), in flight over burning Kuwaiti oil wells during Operation DESERT STORM, 02/01/1991.

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A left side view of an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multipurpose system (LAMPS) helicopter. Members of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 30 (HSL 30) are using the Seasprite to airlift a heart attack victim from the Hungarian freighter RADNOTI during Operation INTENSE LOOK, 08/01/1984
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A left side view of an SH-2F Seasprite light airborne multipurpose system (LAMPS) helicopter. Members of Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 30 (HSL 30) are using the Seasprite to airlift a heart attack victim from the Hungarian freighter RADNOTI during Operation INTENSE LOOK, 08/01/1984

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F2H-3 Banshees of Fighter Squadron (VF) 141 off the carrier Kearsarge (CVA 33) pictured in formation over Mt. Fuji in Japan on February 10, 1956.
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F2H-3 Banshees of Fighter Squadron (VF) 141 off the carrier Kearsarge (CVA 33) pictured in formation over Mt. Fuji in Japan on February 10, 1956.

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Corpus Christi Naval Hospital, Welton Becket and Associates Architects. Corpus Christi, Texas. Estimated completion date 05/1973.
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Corpus Christi Naval Hospital, Welton Becket and Associates Architects. Corpus Christi, Texas. Estimated completion date 05/1973.

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WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) on duty at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. WAVES in the low pressure chamber at the main dispensary during a special run. Altitude is 18000 ft to 30000 feet. 10/14/1943.
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WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) on duty at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. WAVES in the low pressure chamber at the main dispensary during a special run. Altitude is 18000 ft to 30000 feet. 10/14/1943.

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Iron lung patient, Robert Vande Zande is being briefed prior to take off for the Great Lakes Naval Hospital,1952. 
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Iron lung patient, Robert Vande Zande is being briefed prior to take off for the Great Lakes Naval Hospital,1952.

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Vought F-4U4 Corsair. Photo: me. More here.

Vought F-4U4 Corsair. Photo: me. More here.

USS Michigan’s Officers and Crew, photographed on board in 1918 by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia. Note the ship’s bandsmen seated in the front row with their musical instruments.
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USS Michigan’s Officers and Crew, photographed on board in 1918 by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia. Note the ship’s bandsmen seated in the front row with their musical instruments.

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