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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
00138594 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d046_f29_i16 CARL0005687451 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/68248
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