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Valley Air Guard vigilant outfit
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Keeshen, Walt
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The Valley Air National Guard Base was a United States Air Force base, located at Van Nuys Airport in California. Also called the San Fernando Valley Airport, it was originally opened in 1942 during World War II. In 1949, the City of Los Angeles purchased the airport from the government for $1.00 and a provision for a California Air National Guard facility for 40 years. The Air Force closed its facilities there in 1990. The Van Nuys Airport is now owned and operated by the city of Los Angeles.
Photograph caption dated March 6, 1956 reads "Time passes slow here. Air National Guard pilot, 1st Lt. Richard L. Glaze, facing camera, and 2nd Lt. Luther Eldridge, play ping-pong in full flight regalia to pass long hours of waiting in alert room near runway. When panic button is pressed, they are prepared to whirl into action."; See images #00144585 through #00144591 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
California.--Air National Guard
California.--Air National Guard--Officers
Van Nuys Airport
Men--California--Los Angeles
Air pilots, Military--United States
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Table tennis--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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