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William W. Lewis, Sr. and William W. Lewis, Jr. at the Martin Johnson plane crash trial, Los Angeles, 1938
Wallace, Gordon Charles, 1909-1992
Date Created and/or Issued
December 13, 1938
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Explorer Martin Johnson crashed his plane into the peak of the San Gabriel Mountains on Jan. 12, 1937 moments before he was scheduled to land. William W. Lewis, Jr. was at the controls and faced a jury where he testified he did send a transmission that may have not been received, leading to the crash.
This photograph is likely related to the article, "Airliner Crash Pilot Tells Tragedy in Johnson Trial," Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec 1938: 5.
Handwritten on negative: Wm. W. Lewis Sr. W. W. Lewis Jr.
Text from negative sleeve: 14945-- William W. Lewis Jr (pilot of plane (Western Air Express) Wm. W. Lewis, Sr (father of pilot ------ Martin Johnson Plance Crash Suit (noted pilot) 12/13/38 [stamped:] JAN 6 1939 [stamped:] L. A. Times Photo By Gordon Wallace
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Trials--California--Los Angeles
Air pilots--American--California--Los Angeles
Lewis, William W., (Jr.)
Lewis, William W., (Sr.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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