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Title
Victims of Pacoima air tragedy make big gains
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Contributor
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
1959
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/
Description
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 00147115 through 00147134 for all photos in this series.
Photograph caption dated January 9, 1959 reads, "Mother kept her promise - Albert Ballou, 14, rides bike to school, achievement made possible with artificial left leg after his own limb was amputated following Pacoima air crash. Mother promised him 'best leg there is.'" See images 00147125 through 00147127 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Identifier
00147126
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_d056_ f35_i28
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/126120
Subject
Pacoima Middle School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacoima Middle School (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Students
Aircraft accidents--California--Los Angeles
Accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Middle schools--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Schools--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Young men--California--Los Angeles
Teenagers--California--Los Angeles
Students--California--Los Angeles
Bicycles--California--Los Angeles
Artificial legs--California--Los Angeles
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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