Injured Man in Helicopter, 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire

Image

Injured Man in Helicopter, 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire

Title

Injured Man in Helicopter, 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire

Identifier

17396

Source

William Friend Collection, 1989

Description

View of an injured man through glass body of helicopter. The helicopter pilot is leaning forward and his face is obscured by the controls. Injured man and pilot appear to be speaking to two men outside of the helicopter.

Note: Museum records indicate that the man was injured during the 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire. He was reportedly injured when his bulldozer turned over. He was taken by helicopter to the hospital, where he recovered.

Creator

Keller, R. F. (Photographer)
United States. Forest Service.

Date

1948 September

Format

Black and white photograph
17 x 12.5 cm

Subject

Fires--California--Ventura County
Helicopters
Search and rescue operations

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Wheeler Springs (Calif.)

Relation

17372-17434 (62 photos)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

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Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Keller, R. F. (Photographer) and United States. Forest Service., “Injured Man in Helicopter, 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire ,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed May 26, 2024, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/7304.