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The Civil Air Patrol is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three key functions: emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; aerospace education for youth and the general public; and cadet programs for teenage youth. Photograph caption dated April 28, 1961 reads "Roused from sleep, Moist phones staff. Lt. Col. Moist, Van Nuys, gathers searchers." The article partially reads "Next in line for a call is Lt. Col. Robert E. Moist, 7025 Hayvenhurst Ave., Van Nuys, commander of the group that includes the San Fernando Valley. He's a volunteer, like all CAP men and women, but he happens to be at home and the call goes to him." CAP, the Civil Air Patrol, works with the Federal Aviation Agency to search for lost airplanes. Two men were reported missing flying from Bakersfield to Hawthorne on a Tuesday night. After more than 10 hours, the men were found alive.; See images #00129330 through #00129332 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00129330 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d034_f24_i33 CARL0005463738 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/60375
United States.--Civil Air Patrol United States.--Civil Air Patrol--Search and rescue operations United States.--Civil Air Patrol--Officers Men--California--Los Angeles Volunteers--California--Los Angeles Civil defense Telephone calls--California--Los Angeles Telephones Clocks and watches--California--Los Angeles Beds--California--Los Angeles Blinds Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs