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Photograph caption dated January 31, 1962 reads, "It's a helicopter, shown hovering above Los Angeles City Fire Department equipment and piloted by Clarence R. Richie, fireman. First to take a ride was Fire Chief William L. Miller. The new 'copter, bought for $53,889, will be available out of Van Nuys Airport to fire department commanders in all areas of the city. It will be used for directing firefighting, evacuations, inspections and search and rescue of lost persons."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00145306 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d054_f6_i19 CARL0005863305 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/73239
Van Nuys Airport Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department--Officials and employees Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles) Helicopters--Piloting--California--Los Angeles Helicopters--California--Los Angeles Fire departments--California--Los Angeles Fire engines--California--Los Angeles Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs Portrait photographs Group portraits