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Title Captured German V-1 Torpedo on Display, 1949
Date 1949/04/06
Description Several men stand on a trailer examining a German torpedo. One man is in uniform, and another wears a letterman sweater. The torpedo bears a Nazi swastika insignia. In the Evening Outlook Newspaper an almost identical photo was captioned: " 'Suicide' Buzzbomb, captured Nazi V-1 flying torpedo, is on display today at UCLA's Army Day weapons exhibit. Maj, H. M. Volheim, Venice High School graduate on the UCLA military faculty, shows Bruin football star Gene 'Skip' Rowland pilot's cockpit. The German Army didn't have time to send this model, powered by a pulse-jet engine, across the English Channel before V-E Day." The Pacific Press Photos caption note describes Rowland as a "football and baseball star, and past Cadet."
Collection Bill Beebe Collection
Photographer Beebe, Bill
Catalog Number 3.2.5197
Object Name Negative, Film
People Rowland, Gene "Skip"
Volheim, Major H. M.
Search Terms Army
Exhibit
Military
Nazi
Swastika
Torpedo
UCLA
Weapon
Year Range from 1949
Year Range to 1949