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B-29 crash photographs

 Item — Item: 2
Identifier: Item 2

Content Description

From the Collection:

The collection consists of digital reproductions of 26 8"x10" black and white photographs, six smaller black and white photographs, and a section of the Lockheed Southern Star, the official publication of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Vol.1, no.21, January 4, 1952. The original materials were loaned to the Kennesaw State University Archives by Joe Gabriel and document the contract work carried out by employees of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in the early 1950s. The project involved refurbishing and restoring Bell B-29 bombers, which had been stored in the Texas desert since the end of WWII. Gabriel and others were responsible for flying the old bombers from Texas to Marietta, Georgia.


  • Creation: circa 1952


Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 2.98 Megabytes (33 jpegs; 1 pdf)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

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