Category: military history

A man pushes a bicycle through a flattened Nag…

A man pushes a bicycle through a flattened Nagasaki, Japan, September 1945, a month after the city was destroyed by the atom bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. Photo by Stanley Troutman/AP. (Denver Post)

May 20, 1956 – Detonating at Bikini Atoll in t…

May 20, 1956 – Detonating at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the 3.8-megaton Cherokee nuclear test was the first American airdrop of a hydrogen bomb.

May 13, 1965: A full moon looms over the spect…

May 13, 1965: A full moon looms over the spectacular lightscape of “Missile Row” stretching north up the shoreline of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Future art by Tony Ramos for the U.S. Air Forc…

Future art by Tony Ramos for the U.S. Air Force, 1982.

News from June 11, 1941 in Borger Daily Herald…

News from June 11, 1941 in Borger Daily Herald, Borger, Texas: “Soldiers of the 15th Infantry from Ft. Lewis, Washington, bayonets fixed, slowly advance against pickets blocking main gate of North American Aviation, Inc., plant at Inglewood, Calif.” Read the original article here or learn more here and here.

(University of North Texas)

“Riding the Laser” by Attila Hejja for the U.S…

“Riding the Laser” by Attila Hejja for the U.S. Air Force, 1982.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie.

Concept art by Robert Watts for Teledyne Ryan,…

Concept art by Robert Watts for Teledyne Ryan, ca. 1967-1977.

Concept art by Robert Watts for Teledyne Ryan,…

Concept art by Robert Watts for Teledyne Ryan, ca. 1967-1977.