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Wings of War (Experiencing War, Stories from the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress)
Since the first rickety biplanes soared over the trenches of World War I, aviation has played an important role in every conflict. The men and women who fly know the risks but also are drawn to the sense of soaring adventure airplanes have always offered. Here are two dozen stories of pilots and crew members who, in the words of the poet, "slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies."
Image: Willard W. BartlettNorman C. Adams
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam
Video Interview
Image: Stephen Clay BaxterStephen C. Baxter
AIR FORCE
Afghanistan/Iraq

Video Interview
Image: James Lee BerryJames Lee Berry
NAVY
Vietnam

Video Interview
Image: Cole BlackCole Black
NAVY
Vietnam

Audio Interview
Image: Catherine V. BridgeCatherine V. Bridge
WASP
World War II

Video Interview, Photos & Memoir
Image: Phyllis Marie Aloisio CapellePhyllis M.A. Capelle
MARINE CORPS
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Daniel Leonard DiBono, Jr.Daniel L. DiBono, Jr.
NAVY
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview

Image: Dennis Craig GrabeelDennis Craig Grabeel
NAVY
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview, Photo
Image: Robert Joseph GraceRobert Joseph Grace
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Thomas Carson GriffinThomas C. Griffin
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Video Interview, Multimedia Recordings
Image: Edwin W. HaysEdwin W. Hays
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Video Interview, Photos, Memoir, Correspondence
Image: Charles Christopher HuppertCharles C. Huppert
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Marion Anthony MarshallMarion A. Marshall
AIR FORCE
Vietnam

Video Interview, Photos, Official Documents
Image: Roland Liles MasseyRoland Liles Massey
MARINE CORPS
Cold War Era

Audio Interview
Image: Marvin Francis Pixton, IIIMarvin F. Pixton, III
MARINE CORPS
Vietnam

Video Interview
Image: W. Harold PlunkettW. Harold Plunkett
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Video Interview, Photos, Official Documents
Image: Laura Jane Strickland RichardsonLaura J.S. Richardson
ARMY
Afghanistan/Iraq

Video Interview
Image: Harold W. RileyHarold W. Riley
ARMY AIR CORPS
World War I

Memoir, Photos
Image: Joseph W. ShusterJoseph W. Shuster
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Memoir
Image: Norman Dwight SmithNorman Dwight Smith
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Video Interview, Memoir, Transcript
Image: Dean M. SommersDean M. Sommers
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Memoir
Image: Kenneth Wilbur ThomasKenneth W. Thomas
ARMY AIR FORCE
World War II

Video Interview, Multimedia Recording
Image: Doyen Parsons WardwellDoyen P. Wardwell
ARMY AIR CORPS
Word War I

Memoir, Photos
Image: Bruce S. WongBruce S. Wong
AIR FORCE
Cold War Era
Afghanistan/Iraq

Video Interview
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  5. Prisoners of War
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  7. Military Medicine
  8. War's End: VE- and VJ-Days
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  11. African-Americans at War: Fighting Two Battles
  12. Military Intel: the Inside Story
  13. The Art of War
  14. Women at War
  15. Asian Pacific Americans: Going for Broke
  16. World War I: The Great War
  17. The War (Companion to the Ken Burns Series)
  18. China-Burma-India: WWII's Forgotten Theater
  19. Women of Four Wars
  20. Jewish Veterans of World War II
  21. The Global War on Terror
  22. Hispanics in Service
  23. Buffalo Soldiers: The 92nd in Italy
  24. Helicopters: The Multi-mission Aircraft
  25. Disabled Veterans: The Unhealed Wounds
  26. D-Day 65th Anniversary
  27. They Also Served: Coast Guard/Merchant Marine
  28. Willing to Serve: American Indians
  29. Submarines: The Silent Service
  30. The Korean War: Not Forgotten
  31. The WASP: First in Flight
  32. VHP: The First Ten Years
  33. Chaplains: On a Divine Mission
 

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