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Com'on Lets Jump Some More263 viewsOnce Leila found her way onto the trampoline we couldn't get her off. Age: 1yr 3mos.
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30 Seconds Over Hollywood262 viewsView from the right Waist Gunners position as we flew over Hollywood. The Hollywood Sign can be seen in the distance.
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Turning Towards Home260 viewsWe made a sweeping right turn and headed back towards Burbank. We were over Calabasas and you can see the 101 fwy and Las Virgenes Road below.
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Me And My Shadow259 viewsWe took off to the South and then turned West. As we banked in the turn, over the Los Feliz area I believe, you could see our shadow on the ground below.
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Bob Westphal259 viewsThis is the photo I was trying to recreate. As you can see i didn't get it exactly right. This is my Dad in front of a B-17 in Europe.
Thanks to the wealth of information available on the Internet, I found out that "WALLAROO" was part of the 303rd Bomber Group and flew 35 Combat Missions before being shot down Jan 14, 1944.
Glad my Dad wasn't on it.
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Plenty Of Air257 viewsAndy has been riding ATV's since before he could walk. When he was little, I would putt around on my 3-Wheeler with Andy on my shoulder to get him to go to sleep.
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250 viewsThe radio looked so simple. No "bells and whistles". It must have been tough sending CW (morse code) while they were in flight. It was pretty bumpy.
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First Trip250 viewsIt was the first trip to Dumont for Andy's Jeep. It felt right at home being in the desert.
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Minotaur 4249 viewsSeptember 22, 2005 marked the first Vandenberg AFB dusk launch in nearly three years. The Minotaur booster Lifted off from south Vandenberg just after 19:24 PDT, the start of a 16-minute launch window.
This fourth photo gives you some perspective and an idea of how much this filled the sky. It was awesome. The Pasadena Courthouse and a large tree are visible in the foreground. Venus can still be seen about 10-15 degrees above the horizon.
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Andy & McKenzie246 viewsI think he still calss his Jeep McKenzie
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Lowe Fire 1245 viewsA small brush fire in Altadena, CA, 8/26/07, was brought under control quickly by Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles County Fire Crews. Due to the rough terrain, the fire was fought primarily from the air with the support of Camp Crews. In this photo, one of the new BlackHawk Helicopters used by Los Angeles County Fire snorkels water from a "Pumpkin" set up at a nearby Helispot. The BlackHawks can carry 1,000 Gallons compared to 300 carried by older Helicopters.
Photo by my Brother Dan Westphal.
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