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Aerospatiale Alouette II 4
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Hiller 360 1
Kaman Seasprite 1
Mitsubishi S-55 1
Saunders Roe Saro P.531 1
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 3
Sikorsky S-56 H-37 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 14
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 6
Sud Aviation S-58 3
Wallis wa.116 autogyro 1
Westland Wessex 3
Westland Westminster 1
Westland Whirlwind 8

YearVersionC/N
1962 h-19d 55-1169 NO HA-A : MDAP to Luftforsvaret as HA-A, Feb58; w/o 1962?
1962 H-34A SA.158 FR 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 FR 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 1336 : USCG; w/o 29nov62 crashed into water in Gulf of Mexico while hovering near a vessel in distress
1962 HO4S-3 55-472 NL 077 : reserialled 077, unk; accident Noordwijk, w/o 27Feb62.
1962 hr2s-1 56-031 US 141603 : w/o 17dec62
1962 HRS-3 55-1075 ES Z.1-12 : del MAP to Spanish Navy as Z.1-12, 002-5, 1957; w/o 1962.
1962 hss-1 58-165 US 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 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 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 FR 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 FR 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 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 148972 : conv to SH-3H 10nov76; w/o 22may62 with HS-2
1962 hss-2 61-050 US 148978 : w/o 3may62 with HS-3
1962 hss-2 61-065 US 148991 : w/o 22oct62 with HS-9
1962 hss-2 61-068 US 148994 : w/o 15oct62 with HS-10
1962 hss-2 61-078 US 149004 : w/o 18oct62 with HS-9
1962 hss-2 61-089 US 149680 : w/o 22jun62 with HS-5
1962 hus-1 58-861 US 145755 : w/o 27feb62
1962 hus-1 58-890 US 145765 : w/o 24aug62
1962 hus-1 58-975 US 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 144658 : Crashed, McMurdo, Antarctica 23dec62
1962 hus-1a 58-613 US 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 144662 : redesig LH-34D, asg VXE-6 Oct62
1962 lh-34d 58-806 US 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 AT 3B-HM : OL w/o 13May62


1962 S-55C M55-024 JP 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 IL 12 :
1962 Saro P.531 s2/5270 UK XN334 : Elsewhere ? Returned FAA Museum (Yeovilton) 22 Nov 1999. To its Cobham Hall storage site by Sep 2002.
1962 se3130 1192 DE PJ-334 : PA-137; PQ-136; HFB300; HFS2; ; w/o 09.09.1962
1962 se3130 1404 DE PP-131 : w/o 13.10.1962 Knapsak/Cologne
1962 se3130 1531 DE PP-139 : w/o 28.03.1962
1962 se3130 1709 DE PN-145 : w/o 17.06.1962
1962 Sycamore 4 13269 UK XG509 : Struck ground in turn and rolled at Ternhill on 13 Feb 1962 while with CFS. Allocated 7745M.
1962 Sycamore 4 13377 XG523 : pictured at Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton
1962 Sycamore 4 13447 UK 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 AU XN449 : w/o 3 Sep 1962 near Nowra air base (HMAS Albatross).
1962 mk.52 13490 DE LB+106 : 11 Jul 1962, w/o while launching for SAR mission, from Nebelhorn, due to sudden downdraft.
1962 Type 192 Belvedere 13360 UK 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 UK XB516 : ex USN 134735. d/d 13 Aug 1953 to RN. w/o 10 Jan 1962.
1962 UH-2A 62 US 149760 : reported to have crashed in the woods during 1964
1962 wa.116 autogyro b.201 UK 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 UK 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 UK 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 UK XP146 : GI to RNEC Manadon by May 1963, Plymouth
1962 Westminster wa2 UK G-APTX : Registered as G-APTX 5 May 1959, ff 4 Sep 1959. wfu Sep 1962 and scrapped by Coley.
1962 har10 wa380 UK XS412 : 230 Sq; 18 Jun 1968 force landed 4mi SW of Basingstoke. to St Athan.
1962 has7 wa162 UK XK935 : Hermes SAR Flt/985 since Oct 1962, ditched and sank, 23nm SW of Aden on 8 Dec 1962.
1962 has7 wa220 UK 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 UK 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 UK XN361 : HAS.7 825 NAS/310-V by Jul 1960 until ditched and sank in Lyme Bay on 13 Feb 1962
1962 has7 wa308 UK 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 UK 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 UK 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.
    55 C/N found.


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