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A crewman finds the only shade there is on the airstrip on Green Island (now…

[Photo] A crewman finds the only shade there is on the airstrip on Green Island (now Nissan Island), Northern Solomons, beneath an F4U-1D Corsair fighter of Marine Squadron 222, 1943-44.

A crewman finds the only shade there is on the airstrip on Green Island (now Nissan Island), Northern Solomons, beneath an Corsair fighter of Marine Squadron Source United States National Archives via the Bobby Rocker Collection Added By David Stubblebine

Marine Corps TBF-1 Avengers at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, mid-1943. Note that only one aircraft has the white bars added to the National Insignia.

Navy Avengers at the Munda Airstrip, New Georgia, Solomons, Sep Note the crews are in the process of applying the newly updated National Insignia with white bars and a blue border. Source United States National Archives Added By David Stubblebine

Newly-constructed B-25 Mitchell bombers outside the North American Aviation plant at Kansas City, Kansas, United States, Oct 1942

[Photo] Newly-constructed B-25 Mitchell bombers outside the North American Aviation plant at Kansas City, Kansas, United States, Oct 1942

Newly-constructed Mitchell bombers outside the North American Aviation plant at Kansas City, Kansas, October 1942 by Alfred Palmer.

Check Out These Gorgeous Color Photos From World War II

Check Out These Gorgeous Color Photos From World War II

bomber plane at North American Aviation being hauled along an outdoor assembly line." Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

Hellcat fighters going through launch procedures aboard the carrier Saratoga, off Gilbert Islands, early 1943 [Via

Corpsmen treating casualties aboard Yorktown, 4 Jun 1942

Corpsmen treating casualties aboard Yorktown, 4 Jun 1942

Half Tracks / Aerial Vehicles A pair of U.S. Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys from the VMM-363 “Red Lions” at Devils Tower, Wyoming.

A pair of U. Marine Corps Bell Boeing Ospreys of the “Red Lions” at Devils Tower, Wyoming. This photo by Ted Carlson was an honorable mention in the 2013 Vertical Photo Contest. by kristy

A marshaller's view of the BAC 221 (WG774) experimental supersonic aircraft. Bristol BAC.221 (1964) was a modification of Fairey Delta 2  with "ogee delta" wing design which was used on the Concorde SST. It featured a new wing, engine inlet configuration, a Rolls-Royce Avon RA.28, modified vertical stabilizer and a lengthened undercarriage to mimic Concorde's attitude on the ground.

The BAC 221 (former experimental aircraft used to trial Concorde's ogee wing. (C) Crown IWM RAF-T 6910

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