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08 Mar 2011 04:16 #19488 by Steve Derus
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I don't think thats a B29, looks more like a KC97 cargo ship. there is also a B47 in the background. The GMC panel trucks look very new so I would put the year at 1954 or 1955. Wild guess but the control tower looks similar to that at Edwards AF base near Palmdale CA.

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08 Mar 2011 19:43 #19492 by streamliner
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Yup, KC-97.

I can't find an image of Edwards AFB's control tower from the 1950's. Got one?

Also, can you ID the cars in the background?


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09 Mar 2011 01:37 #19496 by Steve Derus
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can't identify the other cars.

I take back my guess on the control tower, that is not Edwards AFB

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09 Mar 2011 05:31 #19497 by streamliner
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...and another nice ride:


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09 Mar 2011 06:17 #19499 by kedeuel2008
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I remember those plains at Barksdale AFB in LA. When I was there in 1982 - 1984. Maybe or maybe not ?. One of the background cars (the one with the sign in the window) looks like a Packard. Kim

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10 Mar 2011 19:45 #19508 by balinwire
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From the view of the pastel blue car it looks like Mr Tremulis was impressed by the sight.
There was no single lens reflex back in the day but probably a rangefinder camera.
There was another camera hanging from the shirt of Buehrig, maybe a Rolleicord, that had a better viewfinder for framing the shots. Engineers loved those cameras.
It looks like he stepped back a bit to include the neon store signs, "Duck Inn" to add interest, it's to bad he cut off the Cigarette Sportsman?s front bumper.

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?If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.?

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