United Airlines – San Francisco, CA
In the late 1940s, I took a great number of photographs of famous people mostly arriving and departing on United’s Aircraft.
In the 1950s, they built a new maintenance facility at SFO ATO. It was located north of the present terminal about a mile. It could take apart and repair all moving parts of an aircraft and engine. Several hundred people were employed. I think it was the largest facility of it’s kind in the world.
While cleaning out my old files, I came upon this picture, which was one of the most unusual assignments ever given to me and a unique challenge of my career.
They wanted an impressive photograph to show some of their equipment and personnel. This is the picture I put together. I thought you might like to see it.
Bob Skelton of Skelton Photography, San Francisco, CA
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