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Rescue operations
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Siddon, Dave
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
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 May 9, 1957 partially reads, "Bob Gilbreath, vice president of Southwest Helicopters Inc., sits in Bell Model J Helicopter converted for used as aerial ambulance. Carrying two stretchers, nurse and pilot, ambulance could be used to expedite removal of victims of freeway accidents, where congestion prevents speedy travel of ground vehicles. Helicopters play many important roles. Police use them to control flow of freeway traffic during rush hours and firemen use them as aerial command posts to get 'big picture.'"; See images #00138589 through #00138594 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Southwest Helicopters, Inc
Van Nuys Airport
Helicopter industry--California--Los Angeles
Helicopter pilots--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Helicopter ambulances--California--Los Angeles
Helicopters--California--Los Angeles
Bell helicopters
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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