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Jets poised on ready line
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 caption dated January 5, 1956 reads, "F86As of Air Defense Command are parked on ready line at San Fernando Valley Airport, Van Nuys. Planes, with loaded guns and power units plugged in can be airborne in matter of minutes after word of hostile aircraft is flashed from command center. Pilots are members of Air National Guard serving 59-day tour of active duty. Operation at San Fernando Valley Airport is part of Air with 460 acres and 6,000-foot runway, is one of few remaining in Los Angeles County Force's constant vigil against attack. Airport, with facilities for civilian flying. Jets have been in operation there since 1945 when Lockheed began testing F80 Shooting Stars."; See images #00144270 through #00144275 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Van Nuys Airport
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Jet fighter planes--California--Los Angeles
Sabre (Jet fighter plane)
Hangars--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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