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Jets for arctic patrol
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 November 18, 1955 reads, "Two Northrup test pilots walk from Palmdale landing strip after testing new U.S. Air Force F-89D Scorpion jets prior to sending ships to Alaskan commands. High tail of F-89 is built to escape blast of twin jet engines enabling craft to cruise at 45,000 feet. Ship has two crewmen and armament of 104 air-to-air rockets."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Northrop Aircraft, Inc
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.--Employees
United States.--Air Force
Test pilots--California--Palmdale
Air pilots, Military--United States
Scorpion (Jet fighter plane)
Aircraft industry--California--Palmdale
Aircraft industry--California--Palmdale--Employees
Palmdale (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits

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