Ahmet Ali Çelikten (1883–1969) may have been the first black military pilot in aviation history and was one of only two known black combat pilots in World War I (the other being Eugene Jacques Bullard). by guadalupe
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guadalupe Ahmet Ali Çelikten (1883–1969) may have been the first black military pilot in aviation history and was one of only two known black combat pilots in World War I (the other being Eugene Jacques Bullard).
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Eugene Jacques Bullard (1919) The first African-American combat pilot, was one of 200 Americans who flew for France in World War I. by guadalupe
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guadalupe Eugene Jacques Bullard (1919) The first African-American combat pilot, was one of 200 Americans who flew for France in World War I.
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Marie Marving was the female pilot to fly in combat in 1915. In 2015, we will be celebrating 100 years of female pilots in combat. The Australian Air Force did not wait until 2015 to foster more female military pilots. Checkout how 12 Australian girls discovered flying during Women of Aviation Worldwide 2014 by guadalupe
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guadalupe Marie Marving was the female pilot to fly in combat in 1915. In 2015, we will be celebrating 100 years of female pilots in combat. The Australian Air Force did not wait until 2015 to foster more female military pilots. Checkout how 12 Australian girls discovered flying during Women of Aviation Worldwide 2014
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Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897–September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories during World War I (Rickenbacker was credited with 26 victories, while Luke's official score was 18). Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor.[1] Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, a U.S. Air Force pilot training installation since World War by Divonsir Borges
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Divonsir Borges Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897–September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories during World War I (Rickenbacker was credited with 26 victories, while Luke's official score was 18). Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor.[1] Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, a U.S. Air Force pilot training installation since World War
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Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie (Ret.), a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, is our last American Ace. He became the only Air Force Pilot Ace of the Vietnam War and the only American pilot to down five MiG-21's. Having flown more than 800 hours of combat during 339 missions, he is one of the most decorated pilots in military history. Ritchie realized that he survived hundreds of hours of combat only because of the support from thousands by guadalupe
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guadalupe Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie (Ret.), a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, is our last American Ace. He became the only Air Force Pilot Ace of the Vietnam War and the only American pilot to down five MiG-21's. Having flown more than 800 hours of combat during 339 missions, he is one of the most decorated pilots in military history. Ritchie realized that he survived hundreds of hours of combat only because of the support from thousands
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Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. by lou
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lou Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
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Eugene Bullard:    Acknowledged first African American military pilot, although he flew for the French flying service not the US Air Service. An American expatriate to France, Bullard was a hero of the Battle of Verdun before he began to fly for the French. by rae
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rae Eugene Bullard: Acknowledged first African American military pilot, although he flew for the French flying service not the US Air Service. An American expatriate to France, Bullard was a hero of the Battle of Verdun before he began to fly for the French.
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Eugene Bullard, the first African American combat pilot. Born in Georgia, Bullard left for Europe in his teens (he later claimed to have seen his father narrowly escape lynching). He worked as a boxer in Paris, then joined the French Army during... by margie
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margie Eugene Bullard, the first African American combat pilot. Born in Georgia, Bullard left for Europe in his teens (he later claimed to have seen his father narrowly escape lynching). He worked as a boxer in Paris, then joined the French Army during...
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The 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, was a United States infantry regiment that saw action in World War I and World War II. It is known for being the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. by sharron
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sharron The 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, was a United States infantry regiment that saw action in World War I and World War II. It is known for being the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.
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Amelia Earhart: The most famous woman pilot of her era, she was a promoter of women’s careers in aviation and one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines, the first professional organization of women pilots. Her disappearance in 1937 during an around-the-world flight attempt sent shockwaves through the aviation community. Speculation about what happened to her is widespread nearly three quarters of a century later. by julianne
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julianne Amelia Earhart: The most famous woman pilot of her era, she was a promoter of women’s careers in aviation and one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines, the first professional organization of women pilots. Her disappearance in 1937 during an around-the-world flight attempt sent shockwaves through the aviation community. Speculation about what happened to her is widespread nearly three quarters of a century later.
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Col. Ed McMahon, USMC (Ret.), like many Hollywood celebrities of his era, was a military veteran. He volunteered for service during World War II. He went through flight training at various bases, but the end of the war came before he was deployed overseas. In the 1950s, McMahon was recalled by the Marines to serve in Korea. There, he was an F-9 Panther pilot and flew 85 combat missions as an artillery spotter, according to an Army website. 1923 - 2009 by amie
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amie Col. Ed McMahon, USMC (Ret.), like many Hollywood celebrities of his era, was a military veteran. He volunteered for service during World War II. He went through flight training at various bases, but the end of the war came before he was deployed overseas. In the 1950s, McMahon was recalled by the Marines to serve in Korea. There, he was an F-9 Panther pilot and flew 85 combat missions as an artillery spotter, according to an Army website. 1923 - 2009
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Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War by liz
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liz Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War
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Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near
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Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near by donnakorm
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donnakorm Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near
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Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near
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Francis Pegahmagabow was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I. Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Later in life, he served as chief and a councilor for the Wasauksing First Nation, and as an activist and leader in several First Nations organizations. by nona
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nona Francis Pegahmagabow was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I. Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Later in life, he served as chief and a councilor for the Wasauksing First Nation, and as an activist and leader in several First Nations organizations.
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The Day Sir Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses: A little known fact of history is that were it not for Sir Winston Churchill, thousands of war horses would have been left behind at the end of World War I.  The idea of abandoning the loyal animals was more than life-long equestrian Sir Winston could stand, so he jumped into action. Read his remarkable story in our blog post today! by florence
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florence The Day Sir Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses: A little known fact of history is that were it not for Sir Winston Churchill, thousands of war horses would have been left behind at the end of World War I. The idea of abandoning the loyal animals was more than life-long equestrian Sir Winston could stand, so he jumped into action. Read his remarkable story in our blog post today!
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The Korean War was the first war in which a world organization, the United Nations, played a military role. The conflict presented a challenge to the U.N., which had come into existence just five years before the war began. by geraldine
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geraldine The Korean War was the first war in which a world organization, the United Nations, played a military role. The conflict presented a challenge to the U.N., which had come into existence just five years before the war began.
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Gottfried Freiherr (Baron) von Banfield (6 February 1890 – 23 September 1986) was the most successful Austro-Hungarian naval aeroplane pilot in the First World War. He won his first air-battles in a Lohner biplane seaplane against the Italians and their French allies in the gulf of Trieste in the month of June 1915, downing a balloon on the 27th. Even coming up against his old teacher Jean-Louis Conneau (better known as André Beaumont) in September 1915. by juanita
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juanita Gottfried Freiherr (Baron) von Banfield (6 February 1890 – 23 September 1986) was the most successful Austro-Hungarian naval aeroplane pilot in the First World War. He won his first air-battles in a Lohner biplane seaplane against the Italians and their French allies in the gulf of Trieste in the month of June 1915, downing a balloon on the 27th. Even coming up against his old teacher Jean-Louis Conneau (better known as André Beaumont) in September 1915.
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World War I fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker, known as the "ace of aces", sits in his Spad XIII fighter plane.... by lou
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lou World War I fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker, known as the "ace of aces", sits in his Spad XIII fighter plane....
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Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38 by julianne
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julianne Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38
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Amy Johnson  A pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War, Johnson made history in 1930 when she became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. by julianne
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julianne Amy Johnson A pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War, Johnson made history in 1930 when she became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.
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In 1943, Charles B. Hall became the first black fighter pilot to down an enemy aircraft. Hall was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor in this World War II action. His squadron presented him with its own reward, a chilled bottle of Coke, a precious commodity in the Mediterranean theater. Hall was a member of the 99th Fighter Squadron. by jolene
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jolene In 1943, Charles B. Hall became the first black fighter pilot to down an enemy aircraft. Hall was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor in this World War II action. His squadron presented him with its own reward, a chilled bottle of Coke, a precious commodity in the Mediterranean theater. Hall was a member of the 99th Fighter Squadron.
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Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942. by ruby
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ruby Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942.
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No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten. by sheena
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sheena No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.
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The First World War by Skylar Seed
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Skylar Seed The First World War
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British officer in the First World War. by Sofia.Art
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Sofia.Art British officer in the First World War.
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Thousands of ceramic poppies have been planted around the Tower of London to mark tomorrow's centenary of the First World War. #History by Maria CS
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Maria CS Thousands of ceramic poppies have been planted around the Tower of London to mark tomorrow's centenary of the First World War. #History
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"When the Good Lord makes a record of a hero's deed... HE DRAWS NO COLOR LINE" -- The all-Black 369th Infantry Regiment saw extensive combat duty during World War I. Later awarded the French Croix de Guerre, the 369th was the first Allied regiment to reach the Rhine. The approximately 370,000 African-American men who served in World War I returned home to face overt racism and segregation. by sharron
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sharron "When the Good Lord makes a record of a hero's deed... HE DRAWS NO COLOR LINE" -- The all-Black 369th Infantry Regiment saw extensive combat duty during World War I. Later awarded the French Croix de Guerre, the 369th was the first Allied regiment to reach the Rhine. The approximately 370,000 African-American men who served in World War I returned home to face overt racism and segregation.
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Matthew B. Brady the famed Civil War photographer He photographed the Civil War in portraits and battle fields. He was the first person to document history with photograph. by nanette
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nanette Matthew B. Brady the famed Civil War photographer He photographed the Civil War in portraits and battle fields. He was the first person to document history with photograph.
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London's Highgate Cemetery. Thornton (1883 to 1918) was a classical pianist and played music for the troops in World War One by TheIndelibleGardenia
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TheIndelibleGardenia London's Highgate Cemetery. Thornton (1883 to 1918) was a classical pianist and played music for the troops in World War One
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