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gorillasika
07-31-2005, 08:40 AM
Does anyone have photographs or links to photos of 1900 - WW2 era pilots in their flying costumes?
These photos should show full body, they can be colour or black&white and they can be civilian or army pilots, male or female. Preferably high resolution of course http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Much appreciated in advance.

x__CRASH__x
07-31-2005, 08:49 AM
google is your friend

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=WWII+pilot

gorillasika
07-31-2005, 08:58 AM
Thanks Crash, been there done that.
Most of them are not not full-body or high-res photos. In other words, I need more references.

Zyzbot
07-31-2005, 09:30 AM
here is one of an RAF bombardier:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bomba...10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bombaimer.retiarius.com/images/uniform/flightsuit01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bombaimer.retiarius.com/memorabilia/flightuniform.html&h=392&w=244&sz=33&tbnid=E-zvB4FVjPQJ:&tbnh=120&tbnw=74&hl=en&start=5&prev=/images%3Fq%3DRAF%2Bflying%2Bsuit%26svnum%3D10%26hl %3Den%26lr%3D)

Airmail pilot:

http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/airmail/images/1b2bpic1big.jpg

Japanese pilot:

http://b-29s-over-korea.com/Japanese_Kamikaze/images/TY...ANESE-FIGHTER-PI.jpg (http://b-29s-over-korea.com/Japanese_Kamikaze/images/TYPICAL-JAPANESE-FIGHTER-PI.jpg)

gorillasika
08-01-2005, 01:23 AM
Thanks a lot zyzbot, great pictures.

And el bumpage to first page.

gorillasika
08-01-2005, 09:22 AM
These pilots put flowerpots to their heads, because they knew there was coming a BUMP to the top

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/gorillasika/4982.jpg

Zyzbot
08-01-2005, 09:32 AM
here is an odd one!

Wiley Post's suit:

http://www.astronautix.com/craft/wiltsuit.htm

http://www.wilhelm-aerospace.org/Photos/DC-2001/22-wiley-post-suit.jpg

BSS_Goat
08-01-2005, 10:45 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/gorillasika/4982.jpg

D@mn! I didnt know DEVO was an Airforce band.

BTW: I bet it's hard trying to look tough with a frickin flowerpot on your head.

Plelv44_Mangrov
08-01-2005, 11:51 AM
http://www.rathbonemuseum.com/MAIN/main.html

gorillasika
08-02-2005, 02:00 AM
Heh Zyzbot, that's something out of Jules Verne -stories.

Thanks Mangrov, some good pictures there.

Here's one pilot with, ehm, bumps:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/gorillasika/coleman_portrait_5_1000.jpg

Feathered_IV
08-02-2005, 03:31 AM
Mathilde Moisant. What a *****!

http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Explorers_Record_Setters_and_Daredevils/quimby/EX5G2.jpg

http://www.commercemarketplace.com/home/CollectAir/MOISAN~1.JPG


And Harriet Quimby. Poor thing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

http://www.richardmdickeson.com/fetch.jpg

Neither hi-res or full body really, but interesting anyway.

AlGroover
08-02-2005, 03:57 AM
Try http://www.earlyaviator.com lots of material there.

F19_Olli72
08-02-2005, 05:47 AM
For WW2 try this site http://www.ww2incolor.com.

From a quick browse i found this:
http://www.ww2incolor.com/gallery/albums/British/warhawk_and_pilots.jpg

gorillasika
08-02-2005, 08:10 AM
Thanks everybody http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
It seems very difficult to find good quality photos of early aviators from the internet.

Feathered_IV
08-02-2005, 08:26 AM
If you are looking for really early aviators, try looking for them by name. Search for Rheims air show as a start and then use the names of the participants as the basis of new search strings. Good luck!