1939 | Aerial view of a DC-4 passenger plane flying over midtown Manhattan. An almost identical photograph from this shoot was published in the June 19, 1939, issue of LIFE.

Plane Over Midtown Manhattan. Margaret Bourke-White, 1939

DC-4 passenger airplane flying over Manhatten (1939) by Margaret Bourke-White

1939 - DC4 Flying over Midtown Manhattan by Margaret Bourke-White

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100 years of New York City from above - CNN.com - Life magazine photographer Margaret Bourke-White snapped this photo showing a DC-4 passenger plane flying over midtown Manhattan in 1939

Aerial view of a DC-4 passenger plane flying over midtown Manhattan. An almost identical photograph from this shoot was published in the June 19, 1939, issue of LIFE Magazine. (Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #tbt #throwbackthursday

972 | A masked Palestinian terrorist looks out from a balcony of the athletes' housing complex during the Munich Summer Olympics. On September 5, eight Palestinian guerrillas took 11 Israeli athletes and coaches hostage, and subsequently murdered all of them, in what came to be known as the "Munich Massacre" — the most infamous and violent outrage in Olympic history.

1942 | Row upon row of WACs (Women's Army Corps members) don gas masks for a training drill at Iowa's Fort Des Moines. Originally published in the September 7, 1942, issue of LIFE.

Incredible aerial NYC view from 1931

Midtown Manhattan 1944

NYC. Zeppelin over Lower Manhattan, 1931

Shuttle as it breaks through the clouds. Talk about a one in a million shot!

PanAm Clipper Flies Above Manhattan, 1949

Japanese bombers in flying formation G3M Type 96 Attack Bomber (Nell)

Beautiful shot

B17 'flying fortresses'

Douglas DC-2