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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Count Francesco Baracca (9 May 1888 – 19 June 1918) was Italy’s top fighter ace of World War I. He was credited with 34 aerial victories.    Baracca’s mother presented his prancing stallion emblem, the Cavallino Rampante, to Enzo Ferrari. The prancing horse has been the official symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team since 1929, and of Ferrari automobiles since they began manufacture. by FutureEdge
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FutureEdge Count Francesco Baracca (9 May 1888 – 19 June 1918) was Italy’s top fighter ace of World War I. He was credited with 34 aerial victories. Baracca’s mother presented his prancing stallion emblem, the Cavallino Rampante, to Enzo Ferrari. The prancing horse has been the official symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team since 1929, and of Ferrari automobiles since they began manufacture.
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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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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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"Wolfpack" aviators of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing carry their Commanding Officer Colonel Robin Olds following his return from his last combat mission over North Vietnam on 23 September 1967. This mission was his hundredth "official" combat mission but his actual combat mission total for his tour was 152! Colonel Olds boldly led the 8th TFW Wolfpack from September 1966 through September 1967 as it amassed 24 MiG victories the greatest aerial combat record of an F-4 Wing in the Vietnam war. Following Colonel Olds would assume the position of Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy on December 1 1967. by amie
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amie "Wolfpack" aviators of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing carry their Commanding Officer Colonel Robin Olds following his return from his last combat mission over North Vietnam on 23 September 1967. This mission was his hundredth "official" combat mission but his actual combat mission total for his tour was 152! Colonel Olds boldly led the 8th TFW Wolfpack from September 1966 through September 1967 as it amassed 24 MiG victories the greatest aerial combat record of an F-4 Wing in the Vietnam war. Following Colonel Olds would assume the position of Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy on December 1 1967.
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Medal of Honor Winner Frank Luke Jr. Luke shot down 14 German balloons and 4 airplanes between September 12 and September 29, 1918. He was shot down and killed during his second sortie on the 29th. He was just 21yrs old. by Antonella Fanelli
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Antonella Fanelli Medal of Honor Winner Frank Luke Jr. Luke shot down 14 German balloons and 4 airplanes between September 12 and September 29, 1918. He was shot down and killed during his second sortie on the 29th. He was just 21yrs old.
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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contrera by roberta
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roberta U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contrera
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DoD photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston, U.S. Air Force. by donnakorm
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donnakorm DoD photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston, U.S. Air Force.
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The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engine fighter commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Following by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engine fighter commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Following
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As one of the first to serve in the Women in the Air Force (WAF), Airman Bettye Krieter was activated during the Korean War. Krieter retired from the Air Force Sept. 29, 2011, at Patrick Air Force Base, FL, with a total of 63 years of federal service. (U.S. Air Force) by lou
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lou As one of the first to serve in the Women in the Air Force (WAF), Airman Bettye Krieter was activated during the Korean War. Krieter retired from the Air Force Sept. 29, 2011, at Patrick Air Force Base, FL, with a total of 63 years of federal service. (U.S. Air Force)
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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Gross by donnakorm
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donnakorm U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Gross
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The Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (疾風, hayate?) ("Gale") was a single-seat fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II. by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal The Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (疾風, hayate?) ("Gale") was a single-seat fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II.
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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 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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John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where  they have a small monument to him... by tammie
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tammie John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where they have a small monument to him...
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U. S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Logan Esancy, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15 Eagle crew chief, inspects an F-15 Eagle before 1st Lt. Jillian Thompson, 44th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot, heads to Guam for exercise Forager Fury II at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 26, 2013. The exercise is designed to employ and assess combat power generation and sustainment in a deployed, austere and unimproved environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa) by nelda
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nelda U. S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Logan Esancy, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15 Eagle crew chief, inspects an F-15 Eagle before 1st Lt. Jillian Thompson, 44th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot, heads to Guam for exercise Forager Fury II at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 26, 2013. The exercise is designed to employ and assess combat power generation and sustainment in a deployed, austere and unimproved environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)
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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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Medal of Honor recipient. Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble (1917-1982) was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a full-blooded member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, a Sioux Native American tribe. by thelma
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thelma Medal of Honor recipient. Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble (1917-1982) was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a full-blooded member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, a Sioux Native American tribe.
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Adolf "Dolfo" Galland was a German Luftwaffe General and flying ace who served throughout the war in Europe. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western front and in Defence of the Reich. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies. by lou
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lou Adolf "Dolfo" Galland was a German Luftwaffe General and flying ace who served throughout the war in Europe. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western front and in Defence of the Reich. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies.
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An U.S. Air Force F-105 fighter-bomber is shot down. The pilot ejects and opens his parachute. This photo was taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam on September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. The pilot was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973. (AP Photo/Pioneer Newspaper/Mai Nam). by lillie
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lillie An U.S. Air Force F-105 fighter-bomber is shot down. The pilot ejects and opens his parachute. This photo was taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam on September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. The pilot was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973. (AP Photo/Pioneer Newspaper/Mai Nam).
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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Hook, Photographer by donnakorm
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donnakorm U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Hook, Photographer
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Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor on Nov. 16, 2010 for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007. He was the first living person to receive the award after the Vietnam War. by lanxin
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lanxin Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor on Nov. 16, 2010 for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007. He was the first living person to receive the award after the Vietnam War.
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The office of a C17 Globemaster at night.5/17/2013 - Pilots assigned to the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., perform nighttime formation flying during a training mission May 14, 2013. The pilots utilized the darkness to perform landings using night vision goggles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez) by aileen
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aileen The office of a C17 Globemaster at night.5/17/2013 - Pilots assigned to the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., perform nighttime formation flying during a training mission May 14, 2013. The pilots utilized the darkness to perform landings using night vision goggles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is one of only eight civilians, and the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor. by sally
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sally Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is one of only eight civilians, and the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.
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Retired Col.George "Bud" Day~ Sioux City Iowa native & wartime pilot. Served in WWll as a marine, later in Air National Guard & the Air Force in Korea & Vietnam. He is a medal of honor recipient & the most decorated Air Force officer, with more than 70 military awards and medals. In August 1967, Day’s F-100 Super Sabre was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam, the beginning of five years and seven months in captivity. He endured by thelma
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thelma Retired Col.George "Bud" Day~ Sioux City Iowa native & wartime pilot. Served in WWll as a marine, later in Air National Guard & the Air Force in Korea & Vietnam. He is a medal of honor recipient & the most decorated Air Force officer, with more than 70 military awards and medals. In August 1967, Day’s F-100 Super Sabre was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam, the beginning of five years and seven months in captivity. He endured
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All of Italian Ace Marziale Cerutti's WW1 aerial victories were achieved in the Nieuport 27 whilst serving with the 29a Squadriglia, including this Drachen balloon, his 13th victory on 31st June, 1918. His aircraft carried the letters MIR on the rear fuselage, which stood for Marziale Imperatore Romano (Marziale Roman Emperor), plus a stylised playing card emblem. Cerutti ended the war with 17 confirmed victories to his credit and was flying again in WW2. by effie
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effie All of Italian Ace Marziale Cerutti's WW1 aerial victories were achieved in the Nieuport 27 whilst serving with the 29a Squadriglia, including this Drachen balloon, his 13th victory on 31st June, 1918. His aircraft carried the letters MIR on the rear fuselage, which stood for Marziale Imperatore Romano (Marziale Roman Emperor), plus a stylised playing card emblem. Cerutti ended the war with 17 confirmed victories to his credit and was flying again in WW2.
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World War I, 1914-1918 by robindu
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robindu World War I, 1914-1918
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TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943. by lou
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lou TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, lands, June 3, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. More than 300 personnel visited Aviano to conduct multiple training exercises with the 510th FS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman/Released) by gail
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gail An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, lands, June 3, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. More than 300 personnel visited Aviano to conduct multiple training exercises with the 510th FS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman/Released)
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George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater. by proteamundi
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proteamundi George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.
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The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team Blue Angels C-130 Hercules, Fat Albert, soars through the sky during the 2015 Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 1. Fat Albert is a nickname given to the plane by Marine Corps Blue Angel pilots in the 1970s because of its size and shape. It is a reference to the popular children's cartoon of the same era. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier) by Patty Payne Allen
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Patty Payne Allen The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team Blue Angels C-130 Hercules, Fat Albert, soars through the sky during the 2015 Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 1. Fat Albert is a nickname given to the plane by Marine Corps Blue Angel pilots in the 1970s because of its size and shape. It is a reference to the popular children's cartoon of the same era. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier)
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