Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Uncle Sam Rolls Out the Magic Carpet

Today we have a few highlights from an amazing photo spread prepared by the United States Information Service documenting an American Air Force effort to fly Muslim pilgrims to Mecca for the 1952 Hajj season. Read the full article about Operation Hajji Baba, then check out some bonus photos below. The originals turned up in the remarkable US government photo repository on the third floor of the US National Archives at College Park.