A white phosphorus bomb explodes on a mast top of the USS Alabama, while the ship in use as a target in Chesapeake Bay on September 23, 1921. An Army Martin twin-engine bomber is flying overhead.
Phosphorus bomb explodes the USS Alabama, 1921
- Amelia Earhart in front of a plane, 1936 — Photograph of pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart on July 30, 1936 – about a year before she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in early July of 1937. Share the History Love... [...]
- “Baker” test during Operation Crossroads, 1946 — The “Baker” explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, was a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on July 25, 1946. Photo above was taken from a tower on Bikini Island, 3.5 miles away. The wider, exterior cloud is actually just a condensation cloud caused by the Wilson chamber effect, and was [...]
- Greeting returning POWs at Fort Mason, 1953 — The families of the returning POW’s waving and greeting the USS General Nelson M. Walker as it docks at Fort Mason, California on August 23, 1953. The ship carried the first group of 328 returning POWs home from Korea. Share the History Love... [...]
- Flying above Washington, D.C. — Airplane flying above Washington, D.C. with the Washington Monument in the background sometime between 1914-1929. Share the History Love... [...]
- Early Valentine’s gift from Veronica Lake, 1947 — Andre ‘Bandi’ De Toth, enterprise studio director receives his Valentine present early on February 7, 1947 from his wife, screen star Veronica Lake. The gift being a Navion airplane purchased from North American Aviation Corp. by Veronica out of the salary she made while working in the De Toth directed film, Ramrod, produced by Harry [...]