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.

Planes

Midtown Manhattan 1944

Incredible aerial NYC view from 1931

NYC. Zeppelin over Lower Manhattan, 1931

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

Beautiful shot

DC-3 Sunset

Aerial Map for Root & Tinker of New York

B17 'flying fortresses'

new york in fog

Workers lay bricks to pave 28th Street on October 2, 1930

May 08, 1945 — Two million people gathered in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II.

The Golden Gate Bridge’s opening day: May 27, 1937. Taken by an unknown photographer.

NYC

formation

Boeing Family #planes

The zeppelin Hindenburg flies over Manhattan, April 1, 1936, a year before its fiery demise (May 6, 1937). The Hindenburg crossed the ocean in half the time of the fastest ocean liner.