British de Havilland Comet Mark 3 prototype rolled out on wet tarmack at the Company's Hatfield Airfield in Hertfordshire, England. It's identifier, G-ALNO and the Union Jack are painted on the tail.
First de Havilland Comet jetliner to be delivered to British Overseas Airways Company, departs de Havilland's Hatfield airfield. Chief test pilot John Cunningham is see boarding. the aircraft starts, taxis and tekes off.
de Havilland employees gather to watch the event.
Major Howard "Deacon" Hively, of Athens OH, 334th Squadron, 4th Fighter Group (formerly Eagle Squadron) in cockpit of P-51 aircraft at Debden Air Base, England, during World War II. Crew chief helps with his shoulder harness. Pilot waves and closes canopy. Captain Sheldon.W. Monroe, of Waycross, Georgia, talking to crew chief, S/Sgt Paul Fox, sitting on nose of P-51, as he performs maintenance. (Note: Captain Monroe was reportedly killed in action in 1951, during the Korean War.).
Major events of the year 1951. Parliamentary elections in Britain. People come out of polling stations after casting their votes. Votes counted and Winston Churchill becomes the Prime Minister for the second time. Churchill at various public meetings as large crowds cheers for him. Winston outside the 10 Downing Street.
Three pilots, Major Gerald Montgomery, Major Howard D. (Deacon) Hively, and Captain Shelton W. "Shell" Monroe, of the U.S. Army Air Forces 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, holding and discussing a map in their hands. Logos of the Eagle Sqadron and the 334th Fighter Squadron displayed above a wall containing small painted German crosses representing enemy aircraft destroyed, probably destroyed, and damaged. Airman stencils two more under the destroyed column. Major Howard D.Hively of Athens, OH.,with another Major looking at record of aerial victories on the wall. Hively holds a sign reading "300 destroyed." He hands it to the other Major who tacks it onto the wall using the butt of his .45 caliber automatic pistol as a hammer. They smile and shake hands. Then Lieutenant Timothy Cronin stencils three more crosses in the destroyed column, under the 300 sign, as another pilot looks on smiling. Shelton W. Monroe was later killed in Korea after his plane was shot down on April 17, 1951.
Pilot of USAAF 334th Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, Captain Shelton W "Shell" Monroe, of Waycross, GA. in the cockpit of his P-51, during World War 2. He starts the airplane, but shuts down and gets out to talk with Intelligence Officer, Captain
Ben Q. Ezzell, who is dressed in Class A uniform, and carrying some sort of document. They talk and Ezzell gives Monroe a cigarette to smoke. Shelton W. Monroe was later killed in Korea after his plane was shot down on April 17, 1951.