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NOAA Photo Library Image - geod2052

A Christmas card album highlighting the Photogrammetry Division of the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1955. Air photo mission. Eddie Hawbecker, Bud Holmes, and Bennett Sparks. B-17 PBIG 77254, better known as "Old Rotten Wings", by some accounts the last operational B-17. Coast Guard pilots flew this aircraft while C&GS personnel navigated and took 9-lens aerial photos.

Image ID: geod2052, NOAA's Geodesy Collection
Location: Washington, D.C.
Photo Date: 1955 Christmas
Photographer: Archival photography by Steve Nicklas NOS/NGS/RSD


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