Aerial imagery and associated records copied under the auspices of a digitisation partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The partnership aims to copy NARA's extensive holdings of aerial photography. Focusing initially on aerial photography created during the Second World War, the digital imagery created through the partnership will be made publicly accessible via the NCAP website.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that preserves and shares public records that trace the story of the United States of America, its government and people. As the nation's record keeper, NARA carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, Presidential Libraries, and online.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) holds over 30 million aerial photographs, transferred to it from the Defense Intelligence Agency. This imagery was predominantly created by the US Navy, Army Air Corps and Air Force for military reconnaissance and mapping projects, but also includes Second World War-era aerial photography captured by the Americans from the Germans (code-named GX) and the Japanese (code-named JX).
A digital collection, consisting of electronic data in the form of images and associated documentation. No original film, prints or plots are held.