An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

127th Wing Photos

Capt. Phelps Collins is seen in this World War I-era photo. A native of Alpena, Mich., Collins was the first pilot to give his life in combat during World War I while flying with an American unit. The air field at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in northern Michigan was named in his honor. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VIRIN: 050405-F-1234P-059.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.