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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
00126629 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d031_f36_i11 CARL0005442537 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/58915
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