usa Helicopter Training Unit One

US Navy
HTU-1
United States Naval Aviation

1950 to 1960    


Unit History:

Helicopter Training Unit One
Officially established December 3rd 1950. Prior helicopter training was made by HU-2 at NAS Lakehurst. HTU-1 started with Bell HTL-4 and Hiller HTE-1/-2 trainers, and went on to fly the service-type Sikorsky HO3S-1 and Piasecki HUP-2 in the advanced stage. The HTEs were removed by late 1952 and the Sikorsky HO4S replaced the HO3S as an advanced trainer in mid-1957. Also that year the unit is redesignated Helicopter Training Group 1 ( HTG-1 ). On July 1960 became Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT ( HT-8 )




We had no Sikorsky in the square in 56 58. We bells, Kaman, hup2. We had SNB-5 and a T-28.

We had no Kaman or Sikorsky on board in 1954 to 1956. The only choppers we had at time where Bell 4,5 6 and Hup 2 at that time. I left HTU 1 Aug56. Reported to VS-27 Aug56 to Aug58 . Discharged In 1958



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1950/60NAS Ellyson FieldKNDP



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