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Fire Department tries its new bird
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
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 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
Valley Times Collection
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
Time Period

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