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A large crowd at Mines Field (Los Angeles International Airport) in Westchester awaits the arrival of planes competing in the 1928 National Air Races. A cameraman (left center), atop the vehicle, is ready to film the incoming planes. This competition, comprised of a series of pylon and cross-country races, took place annually from 1920 to 1949. Due to the rapid development of aviation science during those years, there was significant popular interest in this event. The 1928 races ran from September 8-16.
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00069747 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection Transportation-Aviation-Airshows. CARL0000073599 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110226
Mines Field (Los Angeles, Calif.) Aeronautics--Competitions--California--Los Angeles Camera operators Airports--California--Los Angeles Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.)