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146th Wing flying high
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
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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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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated April 14, 1962 partially reads, "Friday the 13th was a lucky day for the 1,400 officers and men of the 146th Air Transport Wing in Van Nuys. It was also 'tidy Friday' - Wing clean-up day, but for the first time in six months the airmen swept and mopped floors and scrubbed desks with smiles on their faces. In a telephone call from Washington, Valley Rep. James C. Corman (D-22nd Dist.) informed the men they would be released from active duty prior to Aug. 31... The wing, with its 16 huge C-97 transglobal Stratofreighters, was activated for one year last Oct. 1 in response to the Berlin crisis." Van Nuys reservists, Jack Jockston, 33 (left), and Don Bendix, 25, wait for Aug. 31 and their release.
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
Calendars--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Uniforms--United States
Airmen--United States
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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