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Historic event for first ace
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 May 4, 1957 reads, "Fred Libby, 65, sitting in rear cockpit, waves after completing his first jet ride. Libby was America's first air ace in World War I. In front seat is Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe, Korean ace and test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, who flew T-33 at Van Nuys Airport." The article partially reads, "The Air Force is celebrating 50 years of progress this week and this tremendous stride was dramatically illustrated by a comparison between planes used in World War I, World War II and the Korean conflict."; See images #00120107 through #00120108 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Air Force--Anniversaries, etc
Van Nuys Airport
Air pilots--California--Los Angeles
Veterans--United States
World War, 1914-1918--Veterans
Korean War, 1950-1953--Veterans
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes, Military--California--Los Angeles
Lockheed aircraft
T-33 (Training plane)
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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