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Sergeant's impatience pays off for Air Force
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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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 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
Valley Times Collection
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
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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