Pentagon Seen From the Air in the 1940s

This photo is something that probably wouldn’t be shot today. At least, not easily, without military notification and support. So, enjoy this rare photo of the Pentagon as seen from above.

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1940s. "Arlington County, Virginia. War Department. Pentagon, aerial view." Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak.
1940s. “Arlington County, Virginia. War Department. Pentagon, aerial view.” Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak.

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  • Paul Wahler

    Actually, you can see the same view taken last April on Google Earth.