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Valley agency traces planes
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Woods, Jon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Civil Air Patrol is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three key functions: emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; aerospace education for youth and the general public; and cadet programs for teenage youth.
Photograph caption dated April 28, 1961 reads "Valley pilots pause before CAP air rescue search. Don Ellis, left, Burbank, and R. J. Ellis prepare for flight." CAP, the Civil Air Patrol, works with the Federal Aviation Agency to search for lost airplanes. Two men were reported missing flying from Bakersfield to Hawthorne on a Tuesday night. After more than 10 hours, the men were found alive.; See images #00129330 through #00129332 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Civil Air Patrol
United States.--Civil Air Patrol--Search and rescue operations
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Civil defense
Volunteers--California--San Fernando Valley
Air pilots--California--San Fernando Valley
Airplanes--California--San Fernando Valley
Airports--California--San Fernando Valley
Helmets--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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