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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 "S. Sgt. Menuel Olimpio relays last minute information picked up on radio to jet pilots, left to right, Richard L. Glaze and brothers Edward J. Modes and William C. Modes. They are all first lieutenants. After briefing, they scramble to waiting aircraft they affectionately call 'Flying Stovepipes.'"; See images #00144585 through #00144591 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00144591 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d053_f16_i18 CARL0005834697 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/72609
California.--Air National Guard California.--Air National Guard--Officers Van Nuys Airport Men--California--Los Angeles Air pilots, Military--United States Radio operators--California--Los Angeles Radio--Transmitters and transmission Military uniforms Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles) Clocks and watches--California--Los Angeles Maps Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs