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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph caption dated May 4, 1957 reads, "Harry Provolt, Sunland, stands near his 1909 French Bleriot fighter used during World War I. Unidentified Air National Guard pilot climbs from jet trainer after checking it out. Fred Libby, America's first air ace, had 'thrill of his life' in taking first jet ride through skies over Valley." 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
United States.--Air Force--Anniversaries, etc Van Nuys Airport Air pilots--California--Los Angeles Veterans--United States World War, 1914-1918--Veterans Airplanes--California--Los Angeles Airplanes, Military--California--Los Angeles Ble´riot aircraft Lockheed aircraft T-33 (Training plane) Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles) United States--Air National Guard Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs