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Sikorsky S-55 H-19 4
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Sikorsky S-58 H-34 12
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Westland dragonfly 1
Westland Whirlwind 9

YearVersionC/N
1959 ab47g-2 227 DE AS+394 : w/o 07.07.59 crashed
1959 ch-126 58-224 CA 9634 : del RCAF as S-58A 9634, 12Jan56; xfer 448 Sqn, CFB Cold Lake, unk; xfer 111 Communications Unit 1957; [reported crashed 30Nov58], w/o 10Feb59.
1959 hr.3 wa/h/086 UK WP501 : 701 Sq V Flt/705 on HMS Vidal by Feb 1958, ditched on take-off from HMS Vidal and sank 9 Dec 1959, 60nm W of Greenland.
1959 h-19a 55-137 PT 9101 : 9101 displayed at Alverca by 1979. Was this c/n 55-137 ?
1959 h-3 3011 NL PH-NIW : reg 25apr59, w/o 04jun59 Crash-landed and b/u
1959 H-34A SA.26 FR SA.26 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-670; del as components to Sud Aviation, c/n SA.26, 18Sep57; del France Armee de lAir as SA.26, 18Sep57; destroyed by fire 05May59.
1959 H-34A SA.32 FR SA.32 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-741; del as components to Sud Aviation, c/n SA.32, 27Nov57; del France Armee de lAir as SA.32, 27Nov57; w/o accident 24Mar59.
1959 h-34a 58-300 FR SKY.300 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-300, ff:?; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.300, coded LI, 25May56; recoded LL, unk; destroyed by fire 31Mar59; sos 30Jul59.
1959 h-34a 58-358 FR SKY.358 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-358; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.358, 04Sep56; coded LT; destroyed by fire 27Jan59.
1959 h-34a 58-400 FR SKY.400 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-400; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.400, 08Jan57; destroyed by fire 02Oct59.
1959 HO4S-3 55-473 NL 8-4 : del Netherlands Kon Marine as 8-4, 09Sep53; named Delilah; accident Marsdiep, w/o 07Jul59.
1959 HO4S-3 55-524 US 1302 : w/o 13sep59
1959 hr2s-1 56-027 US 140324 : w/o 10mar59
1959 hr2s-1 56-062 US 141613 : w/o 24sep59
1959 HRS-2 55-148 US 129041 : w/o 20jul59 Hawaii
1959 hss-1 58-11 US 137855 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-11, ff?; del USN as HSS-1 137855, 15Feb55; xfer NASA Langley, 29Jun56; rtnd USN, asgd VX-1, 18Feb57; w/o NAS Key West, FL, 25Feb59.
1959 hss-1 58-186 US 140132 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-186, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 140132, 12Jan56; w/o NAS NART South Weymouth, MA, 14Feb59.
1959 hss-1 58-227 US 141581 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-227, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 141581, 13Mar56; w/o HS-8 at NAS Ream Field, 11Feb59.
1959 hss-1 58-47 US 138489 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-47, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138489, 05Dec55; damaged NAS NART New Orleans, 22Oct58; w/o O&R, BuWeps FR, NARF Jacksonville, 02Mar59.
1959 hss-1 58-62 US 138493 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-62, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138493, 14Dec55; w/o NAS South Weymouth, 30Jul59.


1959 hus-1 58-458 US 143962 : w/o 12aug59
1959 hus-1 58-523 US 144633 : Sikorsky HUS-1 cn 58-523, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144633, 10Apr57; w/o HMRL-262, MCAS New River, NC, 07Nov59.
1959 hus-1 58-607 US 144652 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-607, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 144652, 29Jun57; xfer HMRL-261, unk; w/o MCAS New River, NC, 11Apr59.
1959 se3130 1238 CH V-50 : Swiss AF; w/o 06nov59 at Julierpass
1959 se3130 1559 DE 76+05 : PF-140; PF-208; HFB6; w/o 03.05.1969 Itzehoe
1959 SO-1221 Djinn 1021 DE PA+119 : PB+122, w/o 29.01.59
1959 Sycamore 4 13145 UK XE307 : 17 Sep 1959 Crashed and w/o in Cyprus, c 8nm SE of Nicosia (nr Tymbou / Kirklar), while with 103Sq.
1959 Sycamore 4 13221 UK XE319 : w/o 21feb59 crashed following main rotor failure south of Kuala Lumpur while serving with 194 Sq. This accident led to the grounding of the Sycamore fleet while work was done to investigate the main rotor failure causes.
1959 Sycamore 4 13227 UK XF267 : w/o 27feb59 crashed following main rotor failure 3.5nm N of Kuala Lumpur, while serving with 194Sq
1959 Sycamore 4 13471 UK XL828 : w/o 18dec59 asg Khormaksar SAR Flt, destroyed by ground resonance in Aden, 3nm S of Al Mafhid on 18
1959 uh-12b 550 UK XB521 : RN d/d 13aug53 ex USN 134740; w/o 29apr59
1959 V43 WG 22 DE PA+217 : w/o 14jan59 crashed Knuellgebirge
1959 har.2 wa112 UK XJ766 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA112, ff: 21Mar56; del Royal Air Force as XJ766, 26Apr56; w/o 31Jul59.
1959 har3 wa 61 UK XJ397 : to Arbroath (A2485) by Jul 1959, still Nov 1961.
1959 har3 wa 70 UK XG575 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA70, ff: 17Aug55; del Royal Navy FAA as XG575, 23Sep55; w/o 16Sep59.
1959 har3 wa 74 UK XG579 : 815Sq/304 Jan 1959 until ditched off Portland on 21 Apr 1959. Airframe recovered but subsequently struck off charge.
1959 har3 wa 79 UK XG584 : to Arbroath (A2487) by Sep 1959, SoC Oct 1959, still May 1960
1959 has7 wa168 UK XK941 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA168, ff: 27Aug57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK941, 21Sep57; w/o 30Jan59.
1959 has7 wa172 UK XK945 : 845 Sq/397 /J since Jan 1958. Ditched and sank 4nm S of Gozo, while operating from HMS Centaur on 25 Feb 1959.
1959 has7 wa199 UK XL837 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA199, ff: 26Oct57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL837, 09Dec57; w/o 30Jan59.
1959 has7 wa254 UK XM663 : remains at Shackleton's scrapyard near Siddal, nr Halifax by 1979
    41 C/N found.


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