The Beginning And The End

Ask me anything   A collection of drawings and inspirational images for Lucas 'Ace' Kelley and Ezekiel Wagner. A handsome Catholic son of a bitch and a sharp shooting Jewish heart throb.Two crazy kids who fell in love during World War II, adopted a kid, and lived out their lives in the burbs of San Francisco.

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Helen Richey (1909 – 1947) was a pioneering female aviator and the first woman to be hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the United States.

Richey was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Her father, Joseph B. Richey, was superintendent of schools in McKeesport from 1902 to 1935. During her teens, Richey was one of the few girls in McKeesport who wore pants. She learned how to fly a plane at age 20 and her father bought her a plane when she obtained her pilot’s license.

In 1932 Richey partnered with another female pilot, Frances Marsalis, to set an endurance record by staying airborne for nearly 10 days, with midair refueling. In 1934 Richey won the premier air race at the first National Air Meet for women in Dayton, Pennsylvania. Also in 1934, Central Airlines, a Greensburg, Pennsylvania–based carrier that eventually became part of United Airlines, hired Richey as a pilot; she eventually was forced to step down from the cockpit by the all-male pilots union.

After leaving Central Airlines, Richey continued to perform at air shows. In 1936 she teamed with Amelia Earhart in a transcontinental air race, the Bendix Trophy Race. Richey and Earhart came in fifth, beating some all-male teams.

During the Second World War, Richey flew with the British Air Transportation Authority.

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Mary, a pilot of the Air Transport Auxiliary, in her gear and Spitfire, c. 1944

The archives don’t say anything else about her, but she’s awesome looking.

(Source: Flickr / sdasmarchives)

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sweaterkittensahoy:

piplup-commander:

These are all going into my daily vocabulary right the fuck now.

I fucking love military acronyms. They are the best.

sweaterkittensahoy:

piplup-commander:

These are all going into my daily vocabulary right the fuck now.

I fucking love military acronyms. They are the best.

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blanksandbobbypins:

Cause vintage WWI lesbians are the best lesbians.

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memewhore:

Happy New Year from Ian Mckellen and Patrick Stewart

memewhore:

Happy New Year from Ian Mckellen and Patrick Stewart

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The pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their No. 149 Squadron Wellington bomber—most likely in RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, 1941. The pilot was David Donaldson, who was later promoted to Wing Commander in 1943 at the age of 28.

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The pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their No. 149 Squadron Wellington bomber—most likely in RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, 1941. The pilot was David Donaldson, who was later promoted to Wing Commander in 1943 at the age of 28.

(Source: iwm.org.uk)

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It’s not really a christmakah this year but I for holiday type images I like drawing Ace and Zeke- so here they are. 

It’s not really a christmakah this year but I for holiday type images I like drawing Ace and Zeke- so here they are. 

— 4 months ago
#christmakah  #artist on tumblr  #artists on tumblr  #holiday  #gay  #ocs  #ace and zeke 

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Hand-to-hand combat training, c. 1943

(Source: Flickr / usmcarchives)

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