Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society
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John Croft in Lindbergh Field's new control tower, 1941. The article that accompanied this photo noted that Croft and another air-traffic controller were on loan from L.A. area airports. Here in San Diego, the men used strobe-light guns to bring in planes that had no radio equipment ("...they found the rudimentary facilities quite a change from their home bases.")

"The two towermen expect to return to their home bases as soon as the city can supply replacements."

To order this photo please contact the San Diego Historical Society at sdhscollections@sandiegohistory.org.

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