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Photograph article dated May 14, 1962 partially reads, "The Air Force is still talking about an impatient but imaginative sergeant whose well-channeled temper may bring him an A. F. Commendation Medal. He's Senior Master Sgt. Richard F. Bower of the 146th Air Transport Wing, Van Nuys. One day Sgt. Bower's temper - and his mechanical instincts - got the best of him, a combination that saved the Air Force $84,000. Bower, who lives in North Hollywood, is supervisor of engine maintenance at the Van Nuys Air Base. He is responsible for overhauling the giant 4,400-cubic-inch, 3,600-horsepower engines - the largest propeller-driven engines ever built - that power the 146th's C-97 Stratofreighter aircraft." Note: Sgt. Bower directs Arvin Johnson, left, and Lars Wood.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00126638 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d031_f36_i21 CARL0005442546 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/58926
United States.--Air Force California.--Air National Guard Van Nuys Airport United States.--Air Force--Aviation mechanics Aviation mechanics (Persons)--United States Airplanes--Turbine-propeller engines Men--California--Los Angeles Uniforms--United States Airmen--United States Propellers Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles) Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs