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Ann Arbor News Reporter Dick Kerr Gets Dressed For A Flight In An Air Force T-33 Trainer Jet, April 1956

Ann Arbor News Reporter Dick Kerr Gets Dressed For A Flight In An Air Force T-33 Trainer Jet, April 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 26, 1956
Caption
REPORTER OUTFITTED FOR RIDE: Although News Reporter Dick Kerr enjoyed a jet ride and inspection of the 472nd Air Force Reserve squadron at Willow Run recently, he's convinced now that AF planes and pilots' uniforms are designed with very short, thin men in mind. Here, a heavy double parachute needs adjusting by Lt. Louis G. Marlow before the air ride.

Ann Arbor News Reporter Dick Kerr Borrows A Helmet For A Flight In An Air Force T-33 Trainer Jet, April 1956

Ann Arbor News Reporter Dick Kerr Borrows A Helmet For A Flight In An Air Force T-33 Trainer Jet, April 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 26, 1956
Caption
'JUST LIKE A FOOTBALL HELMET': A borrowed crash helmet and oxygen mask are adjusted for a snug fit before "going up." The helmet not only is a safety precaution, but it also shuts out considerable engine noise while flying in a jet. The oxygen mask was unnecessary during the 30-minute flight at some 21,000 feet altitude.

Air Force Lts. Louis G. Marlow & Al Siff Escort Ann Arbor News Reporter Dick Kerr To His Flight At Willow Run Airport, April 1956

Air Force Lts. Louis G. Marlow & Al Siff Escort Ann Arbor News Reporter Dick Kerr To His Flight At Willow Run Airport, April 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 26, 1956
Caption
WALKS TO JET RIDE: Escorted by Lts. Louis G. Marlow (left) and Al Siff, News Reporter Dick Kerr (right) walks along the flight line of the new 472nd Air Force Reserve squadron based at Willow Run Airport. The unit is stationed on the east side of the giant field. Planes of the unit pictured here are F-80 fighter-bombers and T-33 trainer jets.

Ann Arbor News Reporter Dick Kerr Watches As Air Force Lt. Louis G. Marlow Inspects Their T-33 Trainer Jet Before Takeoff, April 1956

Ann Arbor News Reporter Dick Kerr Watches As Air Force Lt. Louis G. Marlow Inspects Their T-33 Trainer Jet Before Takeoff, April 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 26, 1956
Caption
AIRMAN INSPECTS PLANE: Lt. Louis G. Marlow, one of the permanent Air Force detachment stationed at the new 472nd base, overlooks nothing as he checks this "T-bird" jet preparatory to taking off. The pilot lives with his family at 1292 Shirley St. in nearby Ypsilanti township. Reserve airmen - the "weekend warriors" of the skyways - fly this type of training plane and F-80 fighter-bombers at the Willow Run field.