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YearVersionC/N
1962 h-19d 55-1169 US Army Aviation 56-4278 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-1169, ff:?; del US Army as H-19D, 56-4278, 31Jan58.
Luftforsvaret HA-A : MDAP to Luftforsvaret as HA-A, Feb58; w/o 1962?
1962 H-34A SA.158 Armée de l'Air SA.158 : Sud Aviation, H-34A, c/n SA.158; del France Armee de l'Air as SA.158, unk; xfer BA 921, 22-EH, unk; w/o 11Apr62.
1962 h-34a 58-319 Armée de l'Air SKY.319 : Sikorsky H-34A c/n 58-319, ff:?; del France Armee de lAir as SKY.319, coded LI, 14Jun56; recoded LD, unk; recoded LJ, unk; recoded DQ, unk; suffered accident on 04Feb57, repaired & rts, unk; suffered accident on 17Jun61; repaired, unk; destroyed by fire 14Apr62; soc 1962.
1962 hh-34f 58-1063 US Coast Guard 1336 : USCG; w/o 29nov62 crashed into water in Gulf of Mexico while hovering near a vessel in distress
1962 HO4S-3 55-472 US Navy 133778 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-472, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Jun53; del USN as HO4S-3, 133778, 09Jul53.
Marine Luchtvaartdienst 8-3 : del Netherlands Kon Marine as 8-3, 09Sep53; named Cleopatra, unk.
Marine Luchtvaartdienst 077 : reserialled 077, unk; accident Noordwijk, w/o 27Feb62.
1962 hr2s-1 56-031 US Marine Corps 141603 : Sikorsky S-56, c/n 56-031, ff:?; del USMC as HR2S-1, 141603, 20Jun57; wfu & soc unk.
US Marine Corps 141603 : w/o 17dec62
1962 HRS-3 55-1075 US Navy 144667 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-1075, ff:?; del USN as HRS-3, 144667, 23Aprr57.
Arma Aerea de la Armada Española Z.1-12 : del MAP to Spanish Navy as Z.1-12, 002-5, 1957; w/o 1962.
1962 hss-1 58-165 US Navy 140121 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-165, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 140121, 22Dec55; w/o NAS NART Grosse Ile, IL, 26Aug62; wfu & xfer to Smithsonian.; [John Withers has this one as being in the Walter Soplata collection, Newbury, OH.]
1962 hss-1 58-17 US Navy 138475 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-17, ff?; del USN as HSS-1 138475, 15Mar56; xfer HU-1, Det 21, NAS Agana, unk; redesig UH-34G, Oct62; w/o 06Nov62.
1962 hss-1 58-779 US Navy 145663 : Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-779, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 145663, 13Feb58; to HSS-1N (ASC 84), unk; w/o 21Feb62.
1962 hss-1 SA.133 Aéronautique Navale SA.133 : Sud Aviation HSS-1 c/n SA.133, ff?; del France Aeronavale as SA.133, 133, unk; xfer 32F, unk; w/o 30Jan62.
1962 hss-1 SA.147 Aéronautique Navale SA.147 : Sud Aviation HSS-1 c/n SA.147, ff?; del France Aeronavale as SA.147, 147, unk; xfer 20S, unk; w/o 19Jan62.
1962 hss-1n 58-906 US Navy 145675 : Sikorsky HSS-1N, cn 58-906, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1N, 145675, unk; destroyed Southeast Asia, 25aug62.
1962 hss-2 61-044 US Navy 148972 : USN; conv SH-3H
US Navy 148972 : conv to SH-3H 10nov76; w/o 22may62 with HS-2
1962 hss-2 61-050 US Navy 148978 : USN; fate unknown
US Navy 148978 : w/o 3may62 with HS-3
1962 hss-2 61-065 US Navy 148991 : USN; fate unk
US Navy 148991 : w/o 22oct62 with HS-9
1962 hss-2 61-068 US Navy 148994 : USN; fate unk
US Navy 148994 : w/o 15oct62 with HS-10
1962 hss-2 61-078 US Navy 149004 : USN; conv SH-3G; fate unk
US Navy 149004 : w/o 18oct62 with HS-9
1962 hss-2 61-089 US Navy 149680 : USN; fate unk
US Navy 149680 : w/o 22jun62 with HS-5
1962 hus-1 58-861 US Marine Corps 145755 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-861, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145755, unk;
US Marine Corps 145755 : w/o 27feb62
1962 hus-1 58-890 US Marine Corps 145765 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-890, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145765, unk;
US Marine Corps 145765 : w/o 24aug62
1962 hus-1 58-975 US Marine Corps 145790 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-975, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145790, unk; w/o Vietnam, 2 KIA, 06Oct62.
1962 hus-1a 58-546 US Marine Corps 144658 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-546, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1A, 144658, 31May57.
US Navy 144658 : conv HUS-1L xfer USN as HUS-1L 144658, unk; xfer VXE-6, unk; redesig LH-34D, Oct62; w/o when crashed at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, 23Dec62.
US Navy 144658 : Crashed, McMurdo, Antarctica 23dec62
1962 hus-1a 58-613 US Marine Corps 144661 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-613, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 144661, 17Jul57; to Navy
US Navy 144661 : USN, conv HUS-1L; xfer VXE-6, as JD-2, unk; damage sustained 19Feb62; w/o O&R BuWeps FR, NAS Jacksonville, FL, 13Nov62
1962 hus-1a 58-614 US Marine Corps 144662 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-614, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 144662, 29Jun57;
US Navy 144662 : conv to HUS-1L, unk; xfer VXE-6, JD-?, unk; xfer VU-8, GF-?, NAS Roosevelt Roads, PR, unk; w/o 20Apr62.
US Navy 144662 : redesig LH-34D, asg VXE-6 Oct62
1962 lh-34d 58-806 US Navy 145719 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-806, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1A, 145719, 06Mar58; xfer USN, unk; conv HUS-1L, unk; xfer VXE-6, Gentle 28, unk; crashed on landing at Wright Dry Valley, Antarctica, 22Nov62.
US Navy 145719 : crashed at Wright Dry Valley,Antarctica 11nov62
US Navy 145719 : Dec61-Nov62 flown by Lt LaRon Stoker during Operation Deep Freeze. Nose art was an Abominable Snowman and the Words Stoker's Stroker. Crashed and left on the ice one month after his departure.
1962 oh-13h 2491 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 3B-HM : OL w/o 13May62


1962 S-55C M55-024 Japan Air Self-Defense Force 01-4715 : Mitsubishi S-55C, c/n M55-024, ff?; del JASDF as UH-19C 01-4715 unk; unit xfers unk; w/o 07Aug62.
1962 s-58b 58-691 Sikorsky Helicopters N9F : Sikorsky S-58B, c/n 58-691, ff?; reg N9F by Sikorsky for testing, 1958; del Israel Defense Force / Air Force as 12, 14Feb58; w/o when crashed in Nes Harim area after engine failure, 01Feb62.
Heil Ha'Avir 12 :
1962 Saro P.531 s2/5270 Westland XN334 : P.531 O/N built at Eastleigh, to UK Royal Navy for trials.
Fleet Air Arm XN334 : Delivered into RN service 6 Oct 1959 as 3rd trials airframe, aboard HMS Undaunted. 700Sq by May 1960, 771Sq/758 by Aug 1961. Ditched off Portland 4 Mar 1962 while operating from HMS Ashanti, wreck recovered.
Fleet Air Arm XN334 : To AIU Lee-on-Solent; to Arbroath (A2525) by Sep 1962 still Jul 1968; Stored at RNAS Yeovilton by Aug 1978. (Short spell at The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare around 1983 ?)
Fleet Air Arm XN334 : to Crawley Technical College by Mar 1990, still Jul 1993. Returned to FAA Museum 8 Aug 1996
Fleet Air Arm XN334 : Elsewhere ? Returned FAA Museum (Yeovilton) 22 Nov 1999. To its Cobham Hall storage site by Sep 2002.
1962 se3130 1192 Heeresflieger PJ-334 : PA-137; PQ-136; HFB300; HFS2; ; w/o 09.09.1962
1962 se3130 1404 Heeresflieger PP-131 : w/o 13.10.1962 Knapsak/Cologne
1962 se3130 1531 Heeresflieger PP-139 : w/o 28.03.1962
1962 se3130 1709 Heeresflieger PN-145 : w/o 17.06.1962
1962 Sycamore 4 13269 Royal Air Force XG509 : HR.14 built at Filton, del RAF Jul 1955; 275 Sq; 228 Sq from Sep 1959
Royal Air Force XG509 : 275 Sq B Flt by Apr 1959, when unit departed Aldergrove.
Royal Air Force XG509 : Struck ground in turn and rolled at Ternhill on 13 Feb 1962 while with CFS. Allocated 7745M.
1962 Sycamore 4 13377 Royal Air Force XG523 : HR.14 built at Filton. Del RAF Dec 1955.
Royal Air Force XG523 : JEHU by Jan 1956; JHU / 5, participated in Suez action Nov 1956 initially by landing elements of 45 Commando in Port Said from HMS Ocean but suffered engine failure and did not take off for the second wave.
Royal Air Force XG523 : ex JHU/5 ; 225 Squadron Jan 1960; CFS-H/V by c Apr 1962, heavy landing w/o on 25 Sep 1962 at Ternhill while with CFS to 7793M; Middle Wallop; Hayes; ex CFS / S-K nose section at 1 SoTT Halton by 1974
Royal Air Force XG523 : to NEAM Sunderland by Dec 1993. Nose section only.
XG523 : Nose section preserved as / V, at Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, by Jan 1997, still Mar 2018
XG523 : 20Jun19 pictured at Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton
1962 Sycamore 4 13447 Royal Air Force XL825 : HR.14 Del RAF c Jul 1957
Royal Air Force XL825 : asg 194 Sq pictured in Malaya
Royal Air Force XL825 : 28 Sep 1962 w/o in Kedah, Malaysia, when it sliced its own tail off during a demonstration flight while with 110 Squadron
1962 Sycamore 4 13504 Fleet Air Arm (RAN) XN449 : Built as Type 171 Mk4 Sycamore HR.51 at Weston-super-Mare. Del RAN Jun 1959 as XN449.
Fleet Air Arm (RAN) XN449 : w/o 3 Sep 1962 near Nowra air base (HMAS Albatross).
1962 mk.52 13490 Bristol Aeroplane Company G-18-163 : HR.52 built at Oldmixon, del WGAF Aug 1958
Luftwaffe CC+063 : 2 LRS / CC+063; 2 LVS / LB+106
Luftwaffe LB+106 : 11 Jul 1962, w/o while launching for SAR mission, from Nebelhorn, due to sudden downdraft.
1962 Type 192 Belvedere 13360 Royal Air Force XG465 : del RAF as Belvedere HC.1 XG465, 06Dec61; w/o 30Jul62.
Royal Air Force XG465 : 27 Apr 1962, As 66 Sq / J this aircraft placed the flèche (lattice spire) on top of Coventry Cathedral.
Royal Air Force XG465 : 30 Jul 1962 crashed near Warendorf, after rotor struck fuselage following forward engine failure, while with 72 Sq. Whole RAF Belvedere fleet grounded (for c 2 months) after this accident until cause identified.
1962 uh-12b 545 Fleet Air Arm XB516 : ex USN 134735. d/d 13 Aug 1953 to RN. w/o 10 Jan 1962.
1962 UH-2A 62 US Navy 149760 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 62, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149760 unk; redesig UH-2A in 1962; xfer HU-2, HU-??, unk; w/o 20Mar64.
US Navy 149760 : reported to have crashed in the woods during 1964
1962 wa.116 autogyro b.201 Army Air Corps XR942 : Built by Beagle Aircraft at Shoreham. f/f 10 May 1962. w/o while taxiing 12 May 1962. UK Serial subsequently transferred to c/n B.202.
1962 has.1 wa 21 Fleet Air Arm XM840 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA021, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XM840, 05/05/1961; w/o 29/05/1962.
Fleet Air Arm XM840 : 815Sq/300-R by Jul 1961, ditched from HMS Ark Royal in Far East and w/o 29 May 1962
1962 has.1 wa 50 Fleet Air Arm XM929 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA050, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XM929, 22/01/1962; w/o 19/03/1962.
Fleet Air Arm XM929 : 815Sq/304-R by Feb 1962, ditched and sank in SE Mediterranean while operating from HMS Ark Royal on 19 Mar 1962. Replaced on unit strength by XM930.
1962 has.1 wa 79 Fleet Air Arm XP146 : Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA079, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XP146, 30/07/1962; w/o 17/08/1962. (Only 19 days on strength before being written off!)
Fleet Air Arm XP146 : built as HAS.1, ff 13 Jul 1962, dd to Fleetlands 30 Jul 1962. 737 Sq/771-PO by Oct 1962. Ditched and sank 17 Oct 1962 while operating from Portland. Airframe recovered to AIU Lee-on-Solent.
Fleet Air Arm XP146 : GI to RNEC Manadon by May 1963, Plymouth
1962 Westminster wa2 Westland G-APTX : Registered as G-APTX 5 May 1959, ff 4 Sep 1959. wfu Sep 1962 and scrapped by Coley.
1962 har10 wa380 Royal Air Force XP392 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA380(1), ff: 01Jun62; w/o 20Jun62, prior to delivery, replaced by WA380(2) XS412.
Westland XP392 : HAR.10 built at Yeovil and crashed 20Jun 1962 before delivery to the RAF.
Royal Air Force XS412 : HAR.10 built at Yeovil as a new airframe with same c/n, to replace XP392 (which was not delivered), under the same contract.
Royal Air Force XS412 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA380(2), ff: 08Oct62; del Royal Air Force as XS412, 29Oct62; w/o 18Jun68; wfu as 8030M [ntu], unk; scr, 1970.
Royal Air Force XS412 : 230 Sq; 18 Jun 1968 force landed 4mi SW of Basingstoke. to St Athan.
1962 has7 wa162 Fleet Air Arm XK935 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA162, ff: 16Jul57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK935, 24Jul57; w/o 08Dec62.
Fleet Air Arm XK935 : 820 Sq /326 /X Feb 1958; 12mar58 pictured during precautionary landing after ASW exercise, alongside Giants Causeway cliffs
Fleet Air Arm XK935 : Hermes SAR Flt/985 since Oct 1962, ditched and sank, 23nm SW of Aden on 8 Dec 1962.
1962 has7 wa220 Fleet Air Arm XL870 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA220, ff: 08May58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL870, 20May58; w/o 07May62, soc 25May62, scr, unk.
Fleet Air Arm XL870 : Lee store by Mar 1958, Seletar store by Nov 1958, 814Sq/281-H by Feb 1961 (repl XN312) to Sep 1961.
Fleet Air Arm XL870 : 737 Sq/778 by Mar 1962, ditched Portland harbour 7 May 1962, wreck recovered. To Fleetlands May 1962, soc, scr. Fleetlands May 1962
1962 has7 wa306 Fleet Air Arm XN360 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA306, ff: 26Mar60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN360, 06Apr60; w/o 16Nov62; remains xfer to Fleetlands and scr, unk.
Fleet Air Arm XN360 : 814Sq/285-H by Jul 1960 (replacing XL882) until Sep 1961, Hermes SAR Flt/986-H by Apr 1962, w/o 16 Nov 1962 in Irish Sea en route Brawdy
1962 has7 wa307 Fleet Air Arm XN361 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA307, ff: 11Apr60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN361, 02May60; w/o 13Feb62.
Fleet Air Arm XN361 : HAS.7 825 NAS/310-V by Jul 1960 until ditched and sank in Lyme Bay on 13 Feb 1962
1962 has7 wa308 Fleet Air Arm XN362 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA308, ff: 26Apr60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN362, 29Apr60; w/o 30Jan62.
Fleet Air Arm XN362 : HAS.7 825 NAS/315-V Jul 1960, until Dec 1961 to 824Sqn.
Fleet Air Arm XN362 : HAS.7 824Sqn/335-V from Dec 1961, ditched close to HMS Centaur 30 Jan 1962 off Malaya, c 10nm SW Pulau Aur
1962 has7 wa309 Fleet Air Arm XN379 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA309, ff: 27Apr60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN379, 29Apr60; w/o 05May62.
Fleet Air Arm XN379 : HAS.7 825 NAS/316-V Dec 1960, until Dec 1961 to 824Sqn.
Fleet Air Arm XN379 : HAS.7 824Sqn/336-C Dec 1961, replacing XL884 on unit strength, until ditched and sank off Malta while operating from HMS Centaur on 5 May 1962.
1962 has7 wa311 Fleet Air Arm XN381 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA311, ff: 24May60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN381, 01Jun60; w/o 10Mar62.
Fleet Air Arm XN381 : HAS.7 825 NAS/314-V Jul 1960, until Dec 1961 to 824Sqn.
Fleet Air Arm XN381 : HAS.7 824Sqn/334-C Dec 1961, replacing XK940 on unit strength, until ditched and sank at northern end of Malacca Strait while operating from HMS Centaur on 10 Mar 1962.
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