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Title
Officer contrasts '51 air wing callup
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Woods, Jon
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
1961
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 article dated September 30, 1961 partially reads, "'In 1951 we moved into a base on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia that hadn't been used since World War II. We started using the mess hall - and the rotten floor fell out.' Lt. Col. Richard H. Denison, executive officer of the 146th Air Transport Wing, ticked off the final hours before the official mobilization Sunday by recalling the period 10 years ago when the unit was previously activated... In comparing the mobilizations of 1951 and 1961, Denison said: 'I think it's been more hectic this time. 'Things are more intense now than during the Korean War, which had already been localized. Now there's more at stake and w ehave [sic] to be ready for brushfire wars in more places - Berlin, Laos, the Formosa straits, Africa.' He also noted that the Van Nuys Air National Guard Wing had been given 60 days notice in 1951 as compared to 30 days this time." Pictured is Warrant officer Daniel Qualtieri surveys cargo planes at the Van Nuys Air Base.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00126629
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d031_f36_i11
CARL0005442537
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/58915
Subject
United States.--Air Force
California.--Air National Guard
Van Nuys Airport
Airships--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes, Military
Airmen--United States
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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