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ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY

Skyblazers over Germany, 1960

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 7, 2018

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Bitburg, West Germany, July, 1960: A motorized, remote-controlled camera mounted on slot position pilot John F. Clayton's seat provides a dramatic shot of a vertical turn during a show by the Skyblazers, USAFE's aerial precision team. Millions of Europeans enjoyed the aerial dramatics of the Bitburg-based Skyblazers from 1949 until they were disbanded in 1962.

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