Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover
White House photographer Oliver Atkins created this composite photo of two images taken of President Nixon and family attending commencement ceremonies at the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium. They are watching a flyover by the Air Force’s Thunderbirds team. 6/4/1969.
-from the Nixon Library
On May 15, 1942, Lieutenant Ronald Reagan requested a transfer to the Army Air Force. As part of the transfer, Reagan was assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit. There, he worked on, and eventually starred in, film shorts to promote World War II efforts.
This movie still of Ronald Reagan in a P-40 airplane is from the Army Air Force training film “Identification of a Japanese Zero.” 1943