Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, December 6, 2013

World War I Treasure Trove at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Website

The recent announcement that the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was proceeding with a $35 million expansion reminded me that in addition to their incredible collection of aircraft, inclusive of the Great War period, they have an equally impressive collection of articles on aviation history, flyers, operations, and aircraft. Their "Early Years" section contains over 100 articles on every aspect of military aviation and can be found here:

The site is organized topically using a fact sheet format.  The web pages allow downloading of high- resolution images of the subject matter and offer a printer-friendly version if you want hard copies of the pages.  Here are two examples:

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