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January 8, 2009

F-105 Fighters, Hawaii

A haze of smoke veils the silver snouts of the "Flying Tigers," an F-105 squadron which, at the time of this 1965 photo, was on temporary duty at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. Flight crews used black-powder charges to start each jet's powerful engine.

(Photo shot on assignment for "Of Planes and Men—U.S. Air Force Wages Cold War and Hot," September 1965, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Albert Moldvay
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