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
- 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 [...]
- Marie Meyer: Stunt Aerialist — During the early 1920s, the barnstorming air show featuring stunt pilots and aerialists was a very popular form of entertainment, though federal safety regulations put a damper on it by banning dangerously low-altitude flight in 1927. Pilots such as Marie Meyer found they could earn a living through traveling air shows. Meyer started The Marie [...]
- Twisted remains of the USS Shaw, 1941 — The twisted remains of the destroyer USS Shaw burning in floating drydock at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Share the History Love... [...]
- “Frogmen” suiting up for Operation Wonsan, 1950 — Seaman Robert H. Larking helps Seaman Raymond A. Margozswitz into a rubber suit on board USS Diachenko (APD-123). The Underwater Demolition Team “Frogmen” were preparing to destroy a North Korean minefield in Wonsan Harbor on October 26, 1950. Share the History Love... [...]