Tag Archives: Aviation

Exploring Historic Photos on Flickr (Yes, Flickr)

In 2007, the Library of Congress began putting historic images on Flickr (remember Flickr?) and this was one of my favorites: The first all-woman jury in Los Angeles AND the first all-women jury in California.. Warning, you will see this … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – C.C. Pierce Photos of 1910 Aviation Meet

Four postcards of the January 1910 Aviation Meet in Los Angeles, taken by the C.C. Pierce studio, have been listed on EBay. The meet was held at Dominguez Field and is one of the major events in the history of … Continue reading

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Replica of 1911 Plane Crashes; Pilot OK

Pilot Kevin House is uninjured when a replica of Glenn Curtiss’ 1911 Navy seaplane crashed after takeoff in New York. WSJ

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Giant bomber

Above, The Times’ drawing of Douglas’ bomber, June 13, 1938. Here are a couple of photos of the XB-19 from the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The XB-19 made its first flight in 1941. My thanks to … Continue reading

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June 13, 1938

orrect me if I’m wrong, but this plane at left looks like a DC-4E. Either that or a very weird B-17 with six engines and the tail of a constellation.  Times staff writer James Bassett takes a look at the … Continue reading

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May 31, 1938

Floyd Roberts of Van Nuys, who gained much of his experience on the dirt track at Ascot, wins the Indianapolis 500. Roberts averaged 117.2 mph in a four-cylinder car (at left) built and owned by Lou Moore and designed by … Continue reading

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May 28, 1958

Above and at left. two World War I planes are parked with a Super Sabre to publicize a flight to Pittsburgh for an air show. Times aviation writer Marvin Miles noted that the planes had machine guns, Vickers on the … Continue reading

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May 26, 1908

Above, J.S. Zerbe and his "Aeronef," Jan. 19, 1909. May 26, 1908 Yes, Professor Zerbe’s "Aeronef" was a strange-looking contraption and I’m not sure he ever got it off the ground (he later experimented with a dirigible). But the Aero … Continue reading

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May 24, 1908

  Above, 16 people are injured at a balloon ascension in Berkeley when the gas bag ruptures at an altitude of 300 feet and the airship plunges to earth. The hydrogen gas bag, made of cotton treated with kerosene oil, … Continue reading

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May 15, 1908

Above, the Wright Bros. suffer a setback due to pilot error. Don’t despair, because in less than two years,  Aviation Week will bring aeroplanes to Rancho Dominguez … Below, crime briefs from "life’s seamy side": James Mulhall, partner in Venice’s … Continue reading

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April 22, 1958

Above, a baseball museum in Los Angeles? Really?? Well look at this: Below, a United Air Lines DC-7 and an Air Force F-100F Super Sabre on a training flight collide over Nevada, killing everyone on both aircraft. The victims include … Continue reading

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Dec. 15, 1957

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Dec. 13, 1957

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Nov. 28, 1957

     

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Nov. 12, 1957

 

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Rewriting history

  From left, Times reporter Bonnie Glessner, Tiny Broadwick and Glenn Martin, Jan. 9, 1914 This was supposed to be an upbeat story about the early days of aviation–a nice change of pace from crime and death. And it is–but … Continue reading

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Plane crash kills 4

  June 10, 1957 Los Angeles The street is quiet and the house is unremarkable. A neighbor’s small collection of emergency vehicles might be the only unintentional clue that something terrible ever happened on Gullo Avenue. The death toll would … Continue reading

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