Boeing B-47B Stratojet Rocket Assisted Take-Off, 15 April 1954 (U.S. Air Force photo) - The B-47 Stratojet was a medium range nuclear bomber and reconnaissance aircraft capable of flying at high subsonic speeds and primarily designed
for penetrating the airspace of the Soviet Union. The USAF phased out its last B-47 bombers in 1965, and the USAF retired its last Stratojet, a WB-47E, in 1969.
It’s #CameraDay! This photo, from the Signal Corps series, shows a combined unit of American and French cameramen during World War I. The man on the left is a motion picture cameraman for the U.S. Marine Corps, and the man in front is a still photographer and U.S. Marine.
For the past two years, the National Archives Motion Picture Preservation Lab has been digitizing a series of Army Signal Corps films as part of a larger project to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Meanwhile, technicians from the Still Pictures Branch and the Digitization Division have scanned tens of thousands of Signal Corps photographs from World War I. Along the way, they forwarded photos of the cameramen to Motion Picture Lab staff, knowing that we love to see records of the people who shot the motion picture films we work with every day.
U.S. Naval Training Station Sampson (New York) Company 424 photograph, March 22, 1944. Established in 1942, over 411,000 recruits were trained at USNTS Sampson during World War II. One of the cadets shown was an NFL lineman in 1947. Guess which one.
The Statue of Liberty viewed from the S/S Kaiserin 1917-1919.
Taken from the S/S Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. The back of the photo says, “Miss Liberty April 17-19 S/S Kaiserin” and then “A Victoria”. She was launched for the Hamburg America line and at the time of her launching, was the largest ship in the world. In 1919 she became a U.S. troopship.
A Fallen Soldier “This skull belonged to a soldier of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers, an African-American unit that took part in a July 1863 assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor. The regiment sustained 272 killed, wounded, and missing during the attack.
By examining the skull, researchers determined how this soldier died. The size of the wound and the remains of the projectile indicate that he was killed by an iron canister ball from one of the fort’s two 12-pound field howitzers. The ball entered behind his left ear and traveled upwards through the lower part of the brain.”
(Photo and Caption taken from display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington DC)