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        Air Power | Ken Burns: The War

        View images taken of pilots and crewmen during World War II. World War II (1939-1945) was the most destructive, costliest war in human history. It involved dozens of countries, spanned continents, and resulted in the death of 50 million lives. Air warfare was a key component to the battle strategies waged throughout the war. The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF) was the predecessor of today's United States Air Force, and fought in campaigns throughout the European, North African and Mediterranean, and Pacific Theaters of war.

        P-47 Thunderbolt Reloading | Ken Burns: The War

        At an airfield in Duxford, England, a P-47 Thunderbolt of the Eighth Air Force is loaded with ammunition for the next mission. September 10, 1944.

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        Donning High-Altitude Gear | Ken Burns: The War

        In Hardwick, England, a B-24 Liberator crew of the 93rd Bomb Group prepares for a mission. Credit: The National Archives (342-AF-26052AC).

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        Emily Lewis at Work | Ken Burns: The War

        Flight nurse Emily Lewis tends to a wounded flier in December, 1944. Credit: Emily Lewis.

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        Earl Burke and His Turret Gun | Ken Burns: The War

        Earl Burke beside a B-17 ball turret gun. The Sacramento native would be wounded while serving with the Eighth Air Force in France and Germany. Credit: Earl Burke.

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        Assembled Plane Propellers on Display | Ken Burns: The War

        Airplane propellers ready for shipment from a Hartford, Connecticut plant. Workers are reminded that "Every Minute Counts." June, 1942. Credit: The Library of Congress (LC-USE6-D-008096).

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        Earl Burke and His B-17 | Ken Burns: The War

        Airman Earl Burke of Sacramento. A ball turret gunner on a B-17, he was wounded while serving with the Eighth Air Force in France and Germany. Credit: Earl Burke.

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        Wounded Gunner | Ken Burns: The War

        At an airfield in England, a wounded B-17 ball turret gunner on a stretcher is passed out of the waist window of his plane to an ambulance. Credit: The National Archives (342-AF-73720AC).

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        Crash Landing | Ken Burns: The War

        Smoke pours from a B-17 after a crash landing at an airfield in England. It had just completed a mission over Rouen, France. July 11, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (342-AF-52146AC).

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        Harry Schmid Flies His Glider | Ken Burns: The War

        Sacramento's Harry Schmid at the controls of his glider. Schmid took part in the invasion of Normandy and Operation Market Garden. Credit: Harry Schmid.

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        Rendering Aid | Ken Burns: The War

        A wounded airman receives medical attention on a grassy area beneath an aircraft in England. Blood plasma is administered through his arm. Credit: The National Archives (342-AF-71646AC).

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        Harry Schmid on a Rhine Mission | Ken Burns: The War

        Harry Schmid, ready for combat, in front of a cafe in March, 1945. Schmid, from Sacramento, became an infantry glider pilot and was part of the landings in Normandy and Operation Market Garden. After landing his glider, he fought as an infantryman. Credit: Harry Schmid.

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        Combat Briefing | Ken Burns: The War

        A squadron leader briefs bomber crews moments before the next mission. England, November 11, 1943. Credit: The National Archives (342-AF-26058AC).

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        Quentin Aanenson Astride the "Rebel Jack" | Ken Burns: The War

        Luverne's Quentin Aanenson stands on the wing of his P-47 Thunderbolt, named for Jackie Greer, his future wife. France, 1944. Credit: Quentin and Jackie Aenenson.

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        Glider Tow Rope | Ken Burns: The War

        A tow rope connects Harry Schmid's glider to another plane. Schmid took part in the invasion of Normandy and Operation Market Garden. Credit: Harry Schmid.

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        Wrecked P-47 Thunderbolt | Ken Burns: The War

        At a makeshift airfield in France, crewmembers work to extinguish flames shooting from a wrecked P-47, the kind that Quentin Aanenson flew. Credit: The National Archives (342-FH-A18195).

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        Down Time | Ken Burns: The War

        Crewmen unwind in a smoky English pub. Credit: The National Archives (342-AF-27717AC).

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        The Doolittle Raid | Ken Burns: The War

        A B-25 bomber lifts off the carrier USS Hornet. Led by James Doolittle, the medium-range bombers attacked Tokyo in a daring first strike against the Japanese mainland, April, 1942. Credit: The National Archives.

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        Quentin Aanenson Plots a Mission | Ken Burns: The War

        Quentin Aanenson, left, prepares for the next mission. August 3, 1944. Credit: Quentin and Jackie Aanenson.

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