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Flying hospital ship
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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
Photograph caption dated July 17, 1958 reads, "Lifting off runway at Whiteman Airpark in Pacoima is $200,000 hospital plane rebuilt by Volitan Aviation Co. in Pacoima. It is beleved to be frst [sic] C-47 plane in world revamped as aerial hospital. It will be accepted by Argentine government in Valley today or tomorrow and will be flown to South America where it will go into service as mercy ship for Heath and Ministry Department. Argentine Navy crew will fly it."; See images #00120095 through #00120097 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Whiteman Airport (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mobile hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Aeronautics in medicine--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes--Takeoff--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane)
Airports--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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