Tuesday, November 23, 2010

WWII Eye Candy

Check out these cool & colorful World War II era postcards that are in the collection of the Virginia Aviation Museum. Postcards such as these were often sold at the various camps around the world to servicemen to send back to their loved one and friends.

Some cards (like the last postcard) were intended to make fun of life at camp. Other cards were used to champion the United States military might- on the reverse of one of the postcards reads: "The air armies of America are flying now in ever increasing swarms. Today the air is our first line of defense and [when] used in conjunction with sea and land forces is a proven, unbeatable combination".

Regardless, these are some beautiful examples of WWII airplane imagery.

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