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Bantam BRC 60 prototype being tested in the mud at Fort Holabird, Maryland, United States, late 1940.Ford Pygmy Jeep prototype being tested at Fort Holabird, Maryland, United States, Feb 1941.
Bantam BRC 60 prototype being tested in the mud at Fort Holabird, Maryland, United States, late 1940.Ford Pygmy Jeep prototype being tested at Fort Holabird, Maryland, United States, Feb 1941.
Ford Pygmy Jeep prototype being tested in the mud at Fort Holabird, Maryland, United States, Feb 1941.PBY-5A in flight near Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, 8 Mar 1942; note radar antennae under wings
Ford Pygmy Jeep prototype being tested in the mud at Fort Holabird, Maryland, United States, Feb 1941.PBY-5A in flight near Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, 8 Mar 1942; note radar antennae under wings
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill fishing at Shangri-La (now Camp David), Maryland, United States, mid-May 1943TBM-1D Avenger at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, 1943-44. Note the radome on the starboard wing.
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill fishing at Shangri-La (now Camp David), Maryland, United States, mid-May 1943TBM-1D Avenger at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, 1943-44. Note the radome on the starboard wing.
Broadside view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.Head on view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer showing some of its unusual shapes during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.
Broadside view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.Head on view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer showing some of its unusual shapes during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.
BTD-1 Destroyer aircraft at rest, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, circa 1945Vought F4U-1C Corsair armed with wing mounted HVAR air-to-surface rockets and belly mounted ‘Tiny Tim’ anti-shipping rockets at the Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center in Maryland, 31 Jan 1945.
BTD-1 Destroyer aircraft at rest, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, circa 1945Vought F4U-1C Corsair armed with wing mounted HVAR air-to-surface rockets and belly mounted ‘Tiny Tim’ anti-shipping rockets at the Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center in Maryland, 31 Jan 1945.
At the Naval Hospital at Bethesda Maryland, United States, Captain Dixie Kiefer (center) signs the cast of Captain George Mentz as Captain Thomas Inglis looks on, early 1945.At the United States Naval Academy’s centennial exhibition, the captured U-505 and torpedo boat T35 are on display as war trophies, Annapolis, Maryland, United States, Oct 1945
At the Naval Hospital at Bethesda Maryland, United States, Captain Dixie Kiefer (center) signs the cast of Captain George Mentz as Captain Thomas Inglis looks on, early 1945.At the United States Naval Academy’s centennial exhibition, the captured U-505 and torpedo boat T35 are on display as war trophies, Annapolis, Maryland, United States, Oct 1945
Captured Kikka prototype jet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, date unknownCaptured Kikka prototype jet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, date unknown
Captured Kikka prototype jet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, date unknownCaptured Kikka prototype jet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, date unknown
President Harry Truman tours the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, United States escorted by Academy Superintendent Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch, right, 16 Nov 1946.Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch at the Superintendent’s Desk, United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, United States, 1947.
President Harry Truman tours the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, United States escorted by Academy Superintendent Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch, right, 16 Nov 1946.Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch at the Superintendent’s Desk, United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, United States, 1947.


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