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Aviators George Haldeman and Shirley Short at Mines Field after their transcontinental race, Los Angeles, 1928
Date Created and/or Issued
September 14, 1928
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The photograph is related to the articles: "Throngs Cheer Vikings of Air," Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 1928: A1 and "Twin Fates Defeat Pilots: George Haldeman Forced to Stop in New Mexico for Oil While Goebel Needed Gasoline," Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 1928: A1.
George Haldeman was an American aviator, who in 1928 participated in a transcontinental race from New York to Los Angeles. He was forced to land for oil in New Mexico. The end point of the air race George Haldeman participated in was Mines Field in Los Angeles. Mines Field would soon become what is now Los Angeles International Airport.
Photograph of aviators George Haldeman (R) and Shirley Short at Mines Field (later Los Angeles International Airport) after a transcontinental race from New York to Los Angeles, in front of a Bellanca CH-300 plane.
P & A Photos caption (image ark no. 21198/zz002cv1s7): Watch Your Credit -- P & A Photos. LA 15030 -- (Los Angeles Bureau). Haldeman in LA Finishing Hop From N.Y. The arrival of George Haldeman, who was forced down in New Mexico on his attempted nonstop flight from New York to Los Angeles, was the main feature of the International Air Races at Mines Field when the famous flier swooped down out of a clear sky and landing on the field at 1:21 PM today. Photo shows Shirley Short (left) and George Haldeman just as they arrived at Mines Field. (LA FM 14) 9/14/28
Text on negative sleeve: Haldeman, George Aviator
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
CH-300 Pacemaker (Private plane)
Airplane racing--California--Los Angeles
Monoplanes--American--California--Los Angeles
Bellanca airplanes
Air pilots--American--California--Los Angeles
Short, Shirley J., d. 1930
Los Angeles International Airport
Haldeman, George W., 1898-1982
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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