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  • Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly


    This model is a version of S-65 H-53



    c/n 65-187




    Helicopter Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly Serial 65-187 Register 68-10357 used by US Air Force USAF. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Sikorsky HH-53C Super Jolly Serial 65-187 Register 68-10357 used by US Air Force USAF. Aircraft history and location
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    68-10357

    usa US Air Force

    1970-11-21AKFFOUSAF
    21nov70 as Apple 1 during Son Tay raid
    conv to MH-53J
    28mar08 last flight in Iraq
    24 preserved USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson Ohio

    This HH-53C is featured prominently in a forthcoming book (Taking Fire, Casemate publishing) about the rescue of Captain Lynn Aikman on 27 June 1972. It should also be noted that this HH-53C was the one that picked up Roger Locher on 2 June 1972. In the 18 month period from Sontay to June 27, this helicopter played a role in the award of three Air Force crosses not to mention several Silver Stars.



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