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Lockheed and Burbank Airport

Photos of Lockheed and airport facilities and employees, and airplanes.


Air Force Day at Lockheed Air Terminal 1948
Crowds attend Air Force Day, hosted at the Lockheed Air Terminal, on September 18, 1948. The Los Angeles Times reported that 50,000 attended the event, which marked the first anniversary of the United States Air Force as a separate branch of the U.S. military. Exhibits of planes and technical equipment were featured, along with a parade of fly-bys of aircraft over the crowd. The sign on the building in the middle ground of the photo reads: “Paul Mantz Air Services Ltd. Charters. Instruction. Storage.” Notes on the back of the photo: “Lockheed – Air Force Day 1948. Received Sep 30 City of Burbank City Manager. Paul E. Wolfe Photography, Charleston 8-2341.”
Dianna Cyrus, Woman Flyer, Greeted by Howard I. Stites, City Manager of Burbank
From notes on photo:"Dianna Cyrus, woman flyer, greeted by Howard I. Stites, City Manager of Burbank."
Earthquake Damage to Hollywood-Burbank Airport Tower
“2-9-71 Earthquake damage – Hollywood-Burbank Airport Tower damage”--back of photo.
Hollywood-Burbank Airport Authority President William B. Rudell Signing Documents 1977
Hollywood-Burbank Airport Authority President William B. Rudell signs documents relating to the Authority as Burbank City Planner Michael McClintock and Authority commission member Leland Ayers look on. Television cameras and microphones record the event. The creation of the Hollywood-Burbank Airport Authority (later renamed the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority) in June 1977 allowed the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena to purchase the airport, located in Burbank, from Lockheed and to operate it as a public air terminal. The name of the airport was changed following the sale in 1978 to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Note on back of photo: “Airport Authority President Bill Rudell signs. Background left Mike McClintock, Lee Ayers from City of Burbank. June 29, 1977.”
Hollywood-Burbank Airport Authority Purchases Airport from Lockheed 1978
Standing in front of the air control tower, Hollywood-Burbank Airport Authority commissioners (from left to right) Joseph N. Baker, J. C. Schwarzenbach, Hugh McKinley, Robert W. Garcin, Carl Meseck, Authority president William B. Rudell, Lockheed executive Vincent N. Marafino, commissioner Leland Ayers, and Lockheed Air Terminal president David Simmons commemorate the sale of the Hollywood-Burbank Airport by Lockheed to the Authority on June 29, 1978. The commissioners and the Lockheed executives hold a propeller with a plaque affixed that reads, “Dedicated as a tribute to the valor of the air heroes of the World War, Memorial Day 1930,” while Commissioner Ayers holds a sign that reads, “Save HBA.” The $51 million purchase of the airport by the tri-city agency representing the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena was the culmination of a five-year effort by Lockheed to sell the privately held facility, at the time the last privately owned airport to serve commercial flights, according to the June 25, 1978, Los Angeles Times. Later that year, the name would be changed to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Note on back of photo: “June 29, 1978 Cities own airport.”
Lockheed Aircraft
Publicity photo of three Lockheed airplanes in flight over snow-covered mountains.
Lockheed Constellation
Publicity photo of a Lockheed Constellation, possibly an XC-69, in flight.
Lockheed Constellation
Publicity photo of a Lockheed Constellation, possibly an XC-69, in flight.
Lockheed Constellation
Publicity photo of a Lockheed Constellation, possibly an XC-69, in flight.
Lockheed Constellation
Publicity photo of a Lockheed Constellation, possibly an XC-69, in flight.
Lockheed Constellation
Publicity photo of a Lockheed Constellation, possibly an XC-69, in flight.
Lockheed Donation to City
From notes on photo: “Lockheed donation to city. Mounted at George Izay Park (AKA Olive Park) 1985.)”

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