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L.A. tries helicopter
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated April 17, 1956 reads, "Shown at San Fernando Valley Airport, Van Nuys, where they received helicopter which it is hoped will help control Los Angeles traffic are, from left, pilots Robert Vanaken, Donald Miles and Vernon Armstrong, Councilman Robert Wilkinson, Mayor Norris Poulson and Chief of Police William Parker." The Norman Larson Co. hangar can be seen in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Wilkinson, Robert
Poulson, Norris,--1895-1982
Parker, William H.--(William Henry),--1902-1966
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Police Department--Officials and employees
Van Nuys Airport
Aeronautics in police work--California--Los Angeles
Mayors--California--Los Angeles
Police chiefs--California--Los Angeles
City council members--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Helicopter pilots--California--Los Angeles
Helicopters--California--Los Angeles
Hangars--California--Los Angeles
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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