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Globe-skirting aviators honored
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Keeshen, Walt,Jr
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated January 19, 1957 reads, "One of massive B-52 strato-jet bombers stands in background as 27 crew members who made first nonstop jet flight around world in 45 hours and 19 minutes line up to receive distinguished Flying Crosses from Strategic Air Commander Gen. Curtis LeMay. Flight demonstrated to world that Air Force has capacity to drop hydrogen weapons on any point in world." Ceremonies were held at the March Air Force Base.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Air Force
United States.--Air Force--Officers
United States.--Air Force--Medals, badges, decorations, etc
Award presentations--California--March Air Force Base
Air forces--California--March Air Force Base--Medals, badges, decorations, etc
Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal)
Flights around the world
Armed Forces--Officers
Spectators--California--March Air Force Base
Airplanes--California--March Air Force Base
Airplanes, Military--California--March Air Force Base
Jet planes--California--March Air Force Base
Jet planes, Military--California--March Air Force Base
B-52 bomber
Air bases--California--Riverside County
Mountains--California, Southern
Riverside County (Calif.)
March Air Force Base (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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