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Jet drone set for NOLO solo
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated December 10, 1957 reads, "Ensign J. D. Bewley leaves cockpit of plane after closing canopy on his Cougar jet. Seconds later, pilotless jet raced off San Nicholas [sic] Island landing strip to make Navy's first supersonic jet drone flight. Drones give Navy fleet-pilots something to shoot at with their swift and deadly air-to-air missiles such as Sparrow III and Sidewinder, basic armament for carrier deck fighters." NOLO stands for 'No On-board Live Operator.'
1 photographic print :b&w ;12 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Navy
United States.--Navy--Aviation
Supersonic transport planes--United States
Men--California--San Nicolas Island
Air pilots, Military--United States
Drone aircraft--United States
Air forces--United States
Cougar (Jet fighter plane)
San Nicolas Island (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits

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