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Injured pupil signs up
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Valley Times Photo Collection;
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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On January 31, 1957, a Douglas DC-7B transport plane crashed into the school yard of Pacoima Junior High School, 9919 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, after colliding with a Northrop F-89J Scorpion jet trainer plane. Debris was also strewn across the grounds of Terra Bella Elementary School, adjacent to the junior high, and Pacoima Congregational Church, next door to the school. Three students and five airmen died and many more students were injured. The radarman aboard the jet was the only airman who survived. See images 00147086 through 00147092 for all photos in this series.
Photograph caption dated February 4, 1957 reads "Salvador Ramirez, 12, of Pacoima, wears bandage over eye hurt by fragment from plane which crashed into Pacoima Junior High School play yard, as he registers for entrance into school today. Ramirez was playing at nearby Haddon Avenue Elementary School, from which he graduated Friday, when crash occurred. Mrs. Imogene Kraft, left, school nurse, discusses injury, while Arthur Charlap-Hyman signs up another new pupil, Linda Miller, 13."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Pacoima Middle School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Nurses--California--Los Angeles
Middle school students--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Girls--California--Los Angeles
Aircraft accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Bandages and bandaging
Middle schools--California--Los Angeles
Schools--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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