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Military Aviation Vintage Postcards

Postcards are an important medium in telling stories, and preserving images, of the past. They are historical masterpieces, showing life at points in time.

Military aviation has been a popular subject of picture postcards for decades, showing us how air bases, flight lines, aircraft, war scenes, and military personnel looked at differing points in time.

While photographs depict perhaps more exact realism, postcards bring back forgotten images of early WWII aircraft and other aspects of the earlier days of military aviation.

Shown on these pages are but a small sampling of the thousands of historic picture postcards that have been printed and distributed over the decades.

In our collection presented here, we explore various military aircraft and Army Air Bases from around the country as they existed in the 1940s, and Air Force Bases in 1950s.

Our collection includes front gates, flight lines, various base scenes, "greetings," and victory and morale building postcards.

And we have images of early Army Air Corps fighters, bombers and other aircraft at work protecting the nation.

Keep 'em Flying, and enjoy our planes of the past ... presented in historic, vintage picture postcards!

Military Aircraft

Flying Fortress ... Keep 'em Flying!
Flying Fortress ... Keep 'em Flying!
B-25 Mitchell Twin-Engine Army Bomber with Escort
B-25 Mitchell Twin-Engine Army Bomber with Escort
Boeing B-47 Stratojet Plant
Boeing B-47 Stratojet Plant
Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter of the U.S. Air Force
Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter of the U.S. Air Force

Front Gates of Military Bases and Air Fields

Greetings ... from Amarillo Air Force Base in Texas
Greetings ... from Amarillo Air Force Base in Texas
Gate at Scott Air Force Base
Gate at Scott Air Force Base
Entrance sign at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas
Entrance sign at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas
Gate at Warren Air Force Base
Gate at Warren Air Force Base
Main Gate, Hunter Air Force Base, Savanah, GA
Main Gate, Hunter Air Force Base, Savanah, GA
Gate at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas
Greetings from Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas
Gate at Travis Air Force Base, California, circa 1950s
Gate at Travis Air Force Base, California
Gate scene at Dover Air Force Base
Gate scene at Dover Air Force Base
Gate at Biggs Air Force Base, El Paso, Texas, circa 1950s
Gate at Biggs Air Force Base, El Paso, Texas
Gate at Fairchild Air Force Base
Gate at Fairchild Air Force Base
Gate at Orlando Air Base in Florida
Gate at Orlando Air Base in Florida
Gate at the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1950s
Gate at the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1950s

U.S. Military Bases

Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Carswell Air Force Base NCO CLub, circa late 1950s, Fort Worth, Texas
Carswell Air Force Base NCO CLub, circa late 1950s, Fort Worth, Texas
Warren Air Force Base
Warren Air Force Base
Base Headquarters, Hunter Air Force Base, Savannah, Georgia
Base Headquarters, Hunter Air Force Base, Savannah, Georgia
Hospital area, Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida
Hospital area, Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida
Enlisted Men's Pool, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi
Enlisted Men's Pool, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi
Post Chapel, Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida
Post Chapel, Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida
Barracks at MacDill Field, U.S. Army Air Base, Tampa, Florida
Barracks at MacDill Field, U.S. Army Air Base, Tampa, Florida
Base Hospital, MacDill Field, Tampa, FL
Base Hospital, MacDill Field, Tampa, FL

Air Base Flight Lines

Sewart Air Force Base, Smyrna, Tennessee
Sewart Air Force Base, Smyrna, Tennessee
Jet Training, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas
Jet Training, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas
Flight Line at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Flight Line at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
World's Largest Hangar at Kelly AFB Texas
World's Largest Hangar at Kelly AFB Texas
Planes at Langley Field Virginia
Planes at Langley Field Virginia

Greetings from Military Bases and Air Fields

Greetings from Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama
Greetings from Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama
Greetings from Lackland Air Force Base Texas
Greetings from Lackland Air Force Base Texas
Greetings from McGuire Air Force Base, Trenton, NJ
Greetings from McGuire Air Force Base, Trenton, NJ
Greetings from Camp Luna, Las Vegas, New Mexico, the Air Transport Command Training Center
Greetings from Camp Luna, Las Vegas, New Mexico, the Air Transport Command Training Center
Greetings from Hammer Field, California
Greetings from Hammer Field, California
Greetings from MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida
Greetings from MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida
Greetings from Pocatello Army Air Base in Idaho
Greetings from Pocatello Army Air Base in Idaho
Greetings from Victorville Army Flying School in California
Greetings from Victorville Army Flying School in California
Greetings from Camp Cooke, California
Greetings from Camp Cooke, California
Greetings from Camp Barkeley in Texas
Greetings from Camp Barkeley in Texas
Greetings from Travis Field California ... circa 1950s
Greetings from Travis Field California ... circa 1950s
Greetings from Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois
Greetings from Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois
Turner Air Force Base, Albany, Georgia
Turner Air Force Base, Albany, Georgia
Greetings from Salt Lake City Army Air Base in Utah
Greetings from Salt Lake City Army Air Base in Utah
Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Georgia
Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Georgia

Morale Builders

Keep 'em Flying!
Keep 'em Flying!
Too Good to be True!
Too Good to be True!
To the Girl I Left Behind
To the Girl I Left Behind

Victory ... and Keep 'em Flying

Keep 'em Flying
Keep 'em Flying
Keep 'em Flying
Keep 'em Flying
Defend Your Country
Defend Your Country