Photographer Byron Hale dressed in flight gear.
Oxygen mask in use as operating at 24,000 feet.
Temperatures commonly approached -30 Celsius in camera compartment
Image ID: theb0957, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Photo Date: 1949?
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