FIRST HELECOPTERS ARRIVED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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The ferry carrier, USNS Core, arrived in Saigon with the first U,S,
helicopter unit. This contingent included 33 H-21C Shawnee Pysanki
helicopters and 400 air and ground crewmen to operate and maintain
them.Their assignment was to airlift South Vietnamese Army troops
into combat.

 

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posted by Bob Karm in AIRCRAFT,ANNIVERSARY,Aviation,DEBUT,Helecopters,HISTORY,MILITARY,WAR and have No Comments

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