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Title
Pilot George Welch
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1953
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
First photograph caption dated October 21, 1953 reads "Supersonic glass buster." George Welch flew a North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter, breaking the sound barrier. The event caused windows to shatter at the Palmdale Airport and the boom startled onlookers.; Second photograph caption dated October 12, 1954 reads "Dies in crash." The article partially reads "Famed North American test pilot George S. Welch, 36, one of two pilots able to get his plane in the air during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, was killed today in the explosion of a North American F-100 four miles east of Lancaster."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00138263
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d045_f36_i5
CARL0005681970
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/67797
Subject
Welch, George,--1918-1954
Welch, George,--1918-1954--Death and burial
Men--California--Palmdale
Retired military personnel--California--Palmdale
Test pilots--California--Palmdale
Air pilots--California--Palmdale
Armed Forces--Officers
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
Veterans
Palmdale (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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