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Mock rescue in Angeles National Forest, 1952
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University of Southern California Digital Library
Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961
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Contact: Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189;
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
USC Libraries Special Collections
University of Southern California
19 images. Mock rescue in Angeles National Forest, 27 April 1952. Andrew Michalenko
Jeanne Geoffrion
Eddie Rankin
Larry Shepherd
Loy Winters
George Weirich, 12
Gerome Weirich
John Heimann
Hal Lewis, Deputy.
Caption slip reads: "San Gabriel Pictorial. Photographer: Richardson. Date: 1952-04-27. Reporter: Swaim. Assignment: Mock rescue. K17: L to R: Andrew Michalenko
and Larry Shepherd. Rankin and Shepherd giving safety tips to other 2 before they start on hike. K18: Checking map of Angeles National Forest prior to rescue mission
Eddie Rankin, rescue crew leader, 2nd from left
Deputy Hal Lewis, Sheriff's liaison, 4th from left
others are members of volunteer rescue group. K23, 24: Mob shot, checking equipment before rescue mission
represented are: Altadena Mountaineers
Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Group
Sheriff's office (regular and reserve)
and U.S. Forest Service. K7: John A. Heimann, rescue volunteer, back splicing rope for rescue mission. K16: Rescuers, with basket stretcher coming up trail".
Caption slip continues: "K15, 20: George Weirich, 12, sprawled among rocks, simulating injury after fall from pipe, illustrating danger of leaving trail for stunts. K13, 14: George Weirich on huge rock, rescuers bringing down stretcher. K5, 6, 12: Rescuers taking George Weirich in stretcher up steep slope. (Shots from top). K21, 22: (From bottom): Rescuers taking stretcher up, showing group at top pulling ropes. K9: Larry Shepherd, leader of Sierra Madre Search & Rescue group, shown with reflection mirror used for signals to Sheriff's Aero detail plane during search operations. K10: Grab shot showing Sheriff's jeep on trail during mock rescue. K1, 2: George Weirich, 12, in stretcher on Sheriff's jeep, getting first aid from John Heimann (left) and Jerome Weirich, who is boy's father and member of rescue group. Driver is Deputy Hal Lewis".
19 photographs : photoprints
negatives, b&w
13 x 10 cm.
negatives (photographic)
photographic prints
Time Period
Los Angeles
parks: Angeles National Forest
9564-021 [Sleeve Number]
University of Southern California [Contributing entity]
Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961
Los Angeles Examiner Photographs Collection, 1920-1961

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