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Hermann Oberth and His Liquid-Fuel Rocket Engine
Hermann Oberth (center, in profile) demonstrated a liquid-fuel rocket engine in Berlin in 1930. Second from the right is Wernher von Braun.
James Banning in the Miss Ames
Banning barnstorming in Iowa in 1929 with his airplane Miss Ames
James Banning in the Alexander Eaglerock Biplane
Banning and Allen's 1932 transcontinental flight inspired a new generation of black aviators.
James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle
Jimmy Doolittle was one of the great aviation pioneers of the 1920s and 1930s. A famous air racer, he went on to win the Medal of Honor during World War II.
James Herman Banning
Flying from Los Angeles to New York, Banning set a new record for black pilots and paved the way for other pioneering black aviation record setters.
James Herman Banning with Thomas C. Allen
James Herman Banning made his first transcontinental flight in 1932 with Thomas C. Allen in an Alexander Eaglerock.
James Wyld with One of His Rocket Motors
James Wyld with one of his rocket motors at an ARS test in Midvale, New Jersey, 1941. He later helped to design the engine for the Bell X-1.