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Pacific flight tunes up Guard
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 article dated September 25, 1961 partially reads, "Over the Pacific - Capt. Bob Reardon swings his deep-beellied [sic] C-97 Strato-freighter over the lonely triangle of Marcus Island. The atoll breaks the monotony of the long trans-Pacific run between Travis Air Base in California and Tachikawa AFB, Japan. The load this time is IBM cards. But it might be supplies for a brushfire war in Southeast Asia, winter clothing for Korean orphans or wounded soldiers heading back to the States for medical care. This is the last run of the 195th Air Transport Squadron, based at the Van Nuys Airport, before it and other units of the 146th Air Transport Wing, California Air National Guard, go on active duty Oct. 1 for a year." Pictured is Capt. Bob Reardon (second from right), along with several unidentified airmen.; See images #00126625 through #00126628 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Air Force
California.--Air National Guard
Van Nuys Airport
Airships--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes, Military
Airmen--United States
Uniforms--United States
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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