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A Tuskegee Airmen Armorer
An armorer carries a .50 caliber machine gun to a work station for routine maintenance.
Actor Bob Cummings with his Cessna Airmaster
1950s television actor Bob Cummings flew a Cessna Airmaster.
African Americans at Assembly Plant
African Americans, both men and women, worked on the home front in various war industries, such as this aircraft assembly plant.
Alfred M. Pride
Alfred M. Pride worked to make flying from aircraft carriers practical.
Born in 1897, Amelia Earhart took her first flight in 1920 and declared, "As soon as we left the ground, I knew I myself had to fly."
Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt flying from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore
Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt flying from Washington, DC to Baltimore in 1933.
Amelia Earhart Beside Her Lockheed 5C Vega
Amelia Earhart beside her Lockheed 5C Vega, which is being fueled for her solo Pacific flight.
Amelia Earhart Climbing Into a Plane
In the 1920s and 30s, Amelia Earhart and other pilots, designers and visionaries pushed the boundaries of flight.