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20-Mule team
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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
The caption refers to the Angeles National Forest fire that began on October 13, 1959 in the Dark Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest. 30 m.p.h. gusts were responsible for the swift and erratic spread of the fires that burned through La Can~ada Flintridge and Big Tujunga Canyon, and threatening a wide span of neighborhoods including Altadena, Pasadena, Palmdale, and La Crescenta.; Van Nuys Airport was one of the reloading stations used by water bombers during the 1959 Angeles National Forest fire.
Photograph caption dated October 14, 1959 reads, "Capt. Frank R. Hamp (on wheel of plane) of County Fire Department talks with fire pilot Dick Douglas as fireman loads plane with 600 gallons of 'Firebrake' borate solution to be dumped on Angeles Crest fire. Plane is World War II 'Avenger,' single pilot fighter-bomber combination. Unit that holds solution is shown at bottom."; See images #00114961 through #00114964 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Van Nuys Airport
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Fire Department--Officials and employees
Fires--California--Los Angeles County
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Air pilots--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Airtankers (Forest fire control)--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Grumman Avenger (Torpedo bomber)
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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