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Valley produces U. S. first defense in two wars
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In 1932, Robert E. Gross bought the failing Lockheed Aircraft Corporation for $40,000. For the next 28 years, he transformed the company one of the most successful aerospace companies in the world.
Photograph caption dated September 27, 1950 reads "Lockheed President Robert Gross, Vice President H. L. Hibbard and planes." The article partially reads "Now doing a workhorse job in Korea, and proving itself in actual warfare, is the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star. Less than a decade ago, it was a Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter that shot down the first German plane near Iceland--within minutes after World Was II was declared."
1 photographic print :b&w ;8 x 16 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Gross, Robert Ellsworth,--1897-1961
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation--Presidents
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation--Employees
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Aircraft industry--California--San Fernando Valley--Employees
Shooting Star (Jet fighter plane)
Lightning (Fighter plane)
Jet fighter planes--California--San Fernando Valley
Propeller-driven aircraft--California--San Fernando Valley
Twin-engine airplanes
Airplanes--California--San Fernando Valley
Airports--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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