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Officer contrasts '51 air wing callup
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Woods, Jon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
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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