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PhotographÂ 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
00114963 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f21_i13 CARL0005296716 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/47932
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