Fine Art America - Art - Prints - Canvas Prints - Framed Prints - Metal Prints - Acrylic Prints

Every purchase includes a money-back guarantee.








B1 Lancer El Toro Marine Base California

Nadine and Bob Johnston

   |   #177 of 646   |   



Comment, Like, & Favorite









B1 Lancer El Toro Marine Base California Photograph  - B1 Lancer El Toro Marine Base California Fine Art Print





Tags: b-1 photographs, lancer photographs, bomber photographs, el toro photographs, marine photographs, b-1 canvas prints, b-1 iphone cases, lancer canvas prints, lancer iphone cases, bomber canvas prints, bomber iphone cases, el toro canvas prints, el toro iphone cases, marine canvas prints, marine iphone cases

Like This Image

Add This Image to Your Favorites Collection




Post a Comment

South San Francisco, CA - United States

Great capture and plane! F/V

Gilbert, AZ - United States

Air shows are great opportunities to see those amazing war birds up close. Nice capture!

Brooklyn Park, MN - United States

I love this... It brings a warm feeling inside me of times in history... Fave / vote

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

We love it, when members post our images on Facebook, Stumble, G+ and PIN our images, a Special Thanks to You

Halifax, NS - Canada

Wow! Faved nice to see this image again!!

Hamilton, On - Canada

I am always amazed to see them fly, to be on board is pure joy to me!

Toronto, ON - Canada

Nice airplane, voted for Artists News thread

Tampa, FL - United States

Very nice!

Farmington, NM - United States

Nice image...v

Walsall, We - United Kingdom

Great image of an impressive aircraft. v/ff

High Point, NC - United States

Great photo of Americans enjoying a day at the air show! Love the B-1.Enjoyed the description.V

Portland, OR - United States

I love this image. It's colorful and texture are wonderful, voted

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Love the effect, v

Chicago, IL - United States

Wonderful shot!! v/f and tweeted!

Prattsville, NY - United States

Great shot. v/f

Farmington, NM - United States


Dallas, TX - United States

Nicely captured!

Seattle, WA - United States

Wow!!! Got my Vote and Tweet!!!! Marcie

Clarence, NY - United States

Great image.v

Weymouth, No - Canada

Excellent picture, Bob!

Tucson, AZ - United States

Wonderful capture! v

Union Dale, PA - United States

Voted ... Elaine

Pune - India

Nicely done!V

Simi Valley, CA - United States

Nice capture and work, Bob!! v

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

THIS is a Scan of a 4x6 Print from decades ago, which was badly faded. Working on this, used the blur tool in Photoshop on the Faces and clothing of the spectators so they would not be recognized and the RV's etc in the background that were very sharp..... Then adjusted the Lancer to look its best and sharpened it... Did not have the original negative. Unfortunately when we moved into the RV full time, after paying storage for years, we decided to just get rid of it. Forgot the negatives were in storage....

New Orleans, LA - United States

Bob, interesting history and capture! voted

Fruita, CO - United States

very cool v

Fort Worth, TX - United States

very cool retro feel to it. v

Greensboro, NC - United States

Fantastic capture and enjoyed reading the history of Station, f/v.

Boise, ID - United States

voted .f Outstanding work and capture !

Like This Image

Add This Image to Your Favorites Collection



Like This Image

Add to Favorites


Buy Prints  |  Greeting Cards


Expert Printing and Assembly


Shipping Within 2 - 3 Business Days


Millions of Satisfied Customers


B1 Lancer El Toro Marine Base California


Nadine and Bob Johnston


Photograph - Enhanced Digital - Nikon Photography - Gift Or Greeting And Note Cards, Cheaper By The Dozen :o)


Marine Corps Air Station El Toro was a United States Marine Corps Air Station located near Irvine, California.
In May 1942, Lieutenant Colonel William Fox was directed to select the sites for all of the Marine Corps' West Coast air stations. Fox sought the most expeditious and low cost option and thus chose the already existing airports of El Centro, Mojave and Santa Barbara. For the fourth station he chose land that had previously been looked at by the Navy for a blimp base. The Marine Corps gave the owner of the land, a farmer named James Irvine Sr., $100,000 for 4,000 acres including 1,600 acres designated for a blimp base. Construction of MCAS El Toro began on August 3, 1942... At that time it contained the largest lima bean field in North America. The name El Toro came from the nearby small community which in 1940 only had a population of 130 people.
Before it was decommissioned in 1999, it was the 4,682 acres home of Marine Corps aviation on the West Coast. Designated as a Master Jet Station, its four runways (two of 8,000 feet and two of 10,000 feet) could handle the largest aircraft in the U.S. military inventory. While it was active, all U.S. Presidents in the post-World War II era landed in Air Force One at this airfield. The El Toro "Flying Bull" patch was designed by Walt Disney Studios in 1944. It survived virtually unchanged until the close of the Air Station.

The land area originally taken by the air station is planned to be converted into a large recreational center, the Orange County Great Park.

The site is currently used as a filming location, including the test track for the United States version of BBC's Top Gear franchise.


March 20th, 2013


Viewed 1,227 Times  -  Last Visitor from Las Vegas, NV on 04/19/2014 at 11:02 AM



copy and paste to your website / blog - preview

Sales Sheet


Additional Tags

b-1 framed prints, lancer framed prints, bomber framed prints, el toro framed prints, marine framed prints, base framed prints, irvine framed prints, california framed prints, marine corps framed prints, air station framed prints, united states marine corps framed prints, irvine framed prints, california framed prints, may 1942 framed prints, lieutenant colonel william fox framed prints, el centro framed prints, mojave and santa barbara framed prints, navy framed prints, blimp base framed prints, james irvine sr. framed prints, mcas framed prints, largest lima bean field framed prints, north america framed prints, aviation framed prints, west coast framed prints, b-1 greeting cards, lancer greeting cards, bomber greeting cards, el toro greeting cards, marine greeting cards, base greeting cards, irvine greeting cards, california greeting cards, marine corps greeting cards, air station greeting cards, united states marine corps greeting cards, irvine greeting cards, california greeting cards, may 1942 greeting cards, lieutenant colonel william fox greeting cards, el centro greeting cards, mojave and santa barbara greeting cards, navy greeting cards, blimp base greeting cards, james irvine sr. greeting cards, mcas greeting cards, largest lima bean field greeting cards, north america greeting cards, aviation greeting cards, west coast greeting cards, b-1 prints, lancer prints, bomber prints, el toro prints, marine prints, base prints, irvine prints, california prints, marine corps prints, air station prints, united states marine corps prints, irvine prints, california prints, may 1942 prints, lieutenant colonel william fox prints, el centro prints, mojave and santa barbara prints, navy prints, blimp base prints, james irvine sr. prints, mcas prints, largest lima bean field prints, north america prints, aviation prints, west coast prints, b-1 posters, lancer posters, bomber posters, el toro posters, marine posters, base posters, irvine posters, california posters, marine corps posters, air station posters, united states marine corps posters, irvine posters, california posters, may 1942 posters, lieutenant colonel william fox posters, el centro posters, mojave and santa barbara posters, navy posters, blimp base posters, james irvine sr. posters, mcas posters, largest lima bean field posters, north america posters, aviation posters, west coast posters - 0.00 - 0.00 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.03 - 0.03 - 0.04 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.06 - 0.09 - 0.09 - 0.09 - 0.10 - 0.14 - 0.21