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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.
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00144589 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d053_f16_i16 CARL0005834695 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/72606
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