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Robert William Prescott was born in Texas on May 5, 1913. He was an ace with the Flying Tigers in World War II and went on to found the Flying Tiger Line, the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States. He died on March 3, 1978. Photograph caption dated March 3, 1961 reads "Robert Prescott, left, president of Burbank's Flying Tiger Lines, Inc., presents a bronze commemorative Community Chest plaque to Richard N. White, vice president of the North Hollywood Glass Co., 11050 Chandler Blvd. White's firm was one of seven honored for contribution to the last Chest campaign. Dr. Delmar T. Oviatt, Valley State College dean who was installed as chairman of the Valley Welfare Federation, said that 'community service freely and willingly given is the best definition of democracy I know.' The annual awards meeting was held at the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
Prescott, Robert William Community Chest (Los Angeles, Calif.) Flying Tiger Line--Presidents North Hollywood Glass Co Men--California--Los Angeles Awards--California--Los Angeles Plaques, plaquettes--California--Los Angeles Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs