Del'd: 32 - 1971 to 1974

Sikorsky S-58 H-34
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usa US Air Force








US Air Force S-58 H-34

The Air Force variant of the Sikorsky S-58 were ex US Navy SH-34J Seabat airframes taken from storage and stripped of their anti-submarine warfare (ASW) equipment to served in the Air Force Reserve (AFRES) as a transitional aircraft between the retirement of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross amphibian and a new Search and Rescue helicopter. They were redesignated HH-34J and served with 301,302 and 304 ARRS between June 1971 and June 1974




145710 is seen here on the 304th ARRS ramp at Portland Intl Aprt, OR. It was later transferred to the 301st ARRS at Homestead AFB, FL. It was one of three that HQ AFRes had reassigned between units as their operational and maintence capabilities rose. Following use by AFRes it was transferred to the LA County Sheriffs Office for their search and rescue mission. While the ASW equipment was removed the autopilot feature was retained, making it a very stable platform for hoist delivery and recovery work.




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  Units


YearsUnitsBase
1971/74301st RQSHomestead AFB
1971/74302nd SOSLuke AFB
1971/74304 RQSPortland International Airport



List of Aircraft


C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org
58-36 hss-1 1955 138485 hh-34j USAF 1971
US Navy 138485: Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-36, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1, 1...
58-451 hss-1 1957 143865 hh-34j USAF, 06Jan71?; sos 23Apr79, tt 4813.5 hrs; to N587HS
US Navy 143865: Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-451, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 1...
- N587HS: Helicopter Services 21Nov86; reported stored at Chino C...
58-563 hss-1 1957 143885 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 143885; 1971 304th ARS
US Navy 143885: Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-563, ff?; del USN as 143885, 25J...
- HD189: xfer Moore Aviaiton as HD189, unk; xfer Thailand as HS-...
58-620 scrapped 1989 hss-1 1957 143901 xfer USAF inventory, 22Apr70; xfer NAS Pensacola, FL, 18Sep70;
US Navy 143901: Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-620, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 1439...
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 143901: xfer VNAF as UH-34G, 143901, 10Dec70;
- N586FR: rtnd to USA, unk; sold Kermit H. Parker as S-58, N586FR...
58-621 w/o 1971 hss-1 1957 143902 xfer USAF as UH-34G, 143902 for MAP, 14Jul69; soc 20Feb70
US Navy 143902: Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-621, ff?; del USN as 143902, 12A...
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 143902: xfer VNAF as UH-34G, 143902, 20Feb70; w/o 09Oct71.; [Al...
58-706 hss-1 1958 143936 hh-34j USAF 1971-1974; 304th ARS
US Navy 143936: Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-706, ff?; del USN as HSS-1, 1439...
State of Maryland N62292: Maryland State Police by Jan76
State of California N62292: Rogers Helicopters by Jan85
- N62292: Gerald Hail, DBA Dobies Heliport, 01Sep89; Michael H S...
Oklahoma Utility Helicopters Llc at Mustang, OK from Ap...
58-915 hss-1n 145678 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 145678; 1971 302nd ARS
US Navy 145678: del USN as HSS-1N, 145678, unk; redesig UH-34J, Oct62; ...
58-992 hss-1n 145693 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 145693; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 145693: del USN as HSS-1N, 145693, unk; redesig UH-34J, Oct62; ...
58-1050 w/o 1975 hss-1n 1959 145707 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 145707; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 145707: Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1050, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 1...
- TI-SPI: conv S-58ET, unk; del MAP to Costa Rica Ministry of Sec...
58-1057 hss-1n 145710 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 145710; 1971 304th ARS; to 301st ARS
US Navy 145710: Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1057, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 1...
State of California N87716: LASD LA County Sheriffs 1996; ex 145710
58-1246 hss-1n 147999 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 147999; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 147999: Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1246, ff?; del USN as 147999, u...
58-1266 hss-1n 148008 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148008; 1971 304th ARS
US Navy 148008: del USN as HSS-1N, 148008, unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; ...
58-1271 hss-1n 148013 hh-34j redesig HH-34J, unk; xfer 304th ARS, Portland, OR, Jun71; emergency landing site...
US Navy 148013: Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1271, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 1...
Feb62 pictured as HS-7 Big Dipper /AV-57 off NAS Norfol...
58-1272 w/o 1984 hss-1n 148014 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148014; 1971 304th ARS; to 302nd ARS
US Navy 148014: del USN as HSS-1N, 148014 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; w...
- C-GMMR: Keystone Aerial Harvesting at Nakusp, BC 1980-1983; ni...
Terr-Air Rotary from Jan83; pictured at Langley Regio...
58-1278 hss-1n 148019 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148019; 1971 302nd ARS
US Navy 148019: del USN as HSS-1N, 148019 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; w...
58-1280 hss-1n 148021 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148021; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 148021: del USN as HSS-1N, 148021 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; w...
58-1286 hss-1n 148023 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148023; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 148023: del USN as HSS-1N, 148023 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; w...
58-1290 hss-1n 1960 148027 hh-34j USAF as HH-34J 1971; xfer AFRES, 304th ARS, Portland IAP, 1971; wfu & stor MASDC...
US Navy 148027: Sikorsky S-58/HSS-1, cn58-1290, ff Dec60; del US Navy a...
58-1291 hss-1n 148028 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148028; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 148028: del USN as HSS-1N, 148028 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; w...
58-1297 hss-1n 148029 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148029; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 148029: del USN as HSS-1N, 148029 unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; w...
58-1301 hss-1n 148934 hh-34j conv HH-34J, 1971; asgd USAFR, 304th ARRS, 1971; wfu & xfer EPA, 1974.
US Navy 148934: Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1301, ff?; del USN as HSS-1N, 1...
- N87934: to Environmental Protection Agency as N87934, 1974; xfe...
58-1311 hss-1n 148936 hh-34j USAF as HH-34J, 148936, Jun1971; xfer AFRES, 304th ARS, Portland IAP, 1971; wfu ...
US Navy 148936: Sikorsky S-58/HSS-1N, c/n 58-1311, ff?; del US Navy as ...
- N90768: Preserved at World Aircraft Museum, Mercer APT, GA.
58-1313 hss-1n 148938 hh-34j rts & xfer NARF Pensacola, FL, 22APR71; redesig HH-34J, unk; xfer 302nd ARS, Luk...
US Navy 148938: del USN as HSS-1N, 148938 unk; redesig SH-34J unk; wfu ...
58-1325 hss-1n 148941 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148941; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 148941: del USN as HSS-1N, unk; redesig SH-34J Oct62; wfu & sto...
58-1326 hss-1n 148942 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148942; 1971-1974 302nd ARS
US Navy 148942: USN HSS-1N, redesig SH-34J Oct62; to MASDC as 3H???? u...
- N942HH: Apr85-Apr11; canc
- 148942: 26jun15 pictured in paintball park, Bothwell, Manitoba,...
58-1327 hss-1n 1961 148943 hh-34j del USN as HSS-1N, 148943 13May61; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; sos 09Jan70, MASDC Tuc...
US Navy 148943: USN; to USAF as HH-34J; preserved AFB Hill as 9-8943
58-1334 hss-1n 148944 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148944; 1971 301st ARS
US Navy 148944: Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1334, ff?; del USN as 148944, u...
58-1338 hss-1n 148948 USAF 1971
US Navy 148948: Sikorsky S-58/HSS-1N, cn 58-1338D, ff?; del US Navy as ...
58-1343 hss-1n 148953 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148953; 1971 302nd ARS
US Navy 148953: del USN as HSS-1N, unk; redesig SH-34J, Oct62; unit xfe...
58-1353 hss-1n 1961 148957 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148957; 1971 302nd ARS
US Navy 148957: Sikorsky HSS-1N, c/n 58-1353, ff?; del USN as 148957, 2...
- TI-SPJ: conv S-58ET, unk; xfer MAP to Costa Rica Ministry of Se...
58-1366 hss-1n 148963 hh-34j USAF, ex USN 148963; 1971 304th ARS
US Navy 148963: Sikorsky S-58/HSS-1N, cn 58-1366, ff?; del US Navy as H...
58-792 h-34a 1958 3H269 xfer USAF as 3H269, unk; expended as range target, Nellis AFB, unk
US Army Aviation 57-1686: del US ARMY as H-34A, 57-1686, 14Feb58; to H-34C by Jul...
58-736 h-34a 1957 XJ121 xfer USAF, Holloman AFB, as XJ121, unk; expended as range target, unk.
US Army Aviation 56-4328: del US ARMY as H-34A, 56-4328, 19Dec57; to CH-34C Oct62...
58-308 h-34a 1956 XJ162 xfer Holloman AFB as XJ162/3H254, unk; expended as range target, unk
US Army Aviation 54-2905: del US ARMY as H-34A, 54-2905, 28Jun56; to CH-34C Jun64...
58-542 w/o 1964 hus-1 1957 60-6913 paper xfer to USAF as HH-34D, 60-6913, 16Apr61;
US Marine Corps 144639: Sikorsky HUS-1 cn 58-542, ff:?; del USN as HUS-1, 14463...
Air America H-V: xfer to Air America as H-V, 16Apr61.
ex 144639
South Vietnam Air Force (1955-1975) 144639: xfer Vietnam AF as 144639, 15Apr63; w/o 27Oct64.
58-770 w/o 1961 hus-1 1958 60-6923 xfer USAF as HH-34D, 60-6923, 20May61;
US Marine Corps 145734: Sikorsky HUS-1, cn 58-770, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145...
Air America H-W: xfer Air America as H-W, 25May61; w/o in Laos, 18Jun61.
58-1390 w/o 1963 hus-1 61-4489 Sikorsky HUS-1, c/n 58-1390, ff?; del US Navy as HUS-1, 148805, unk; unit assign...
US Navy 148805: Sikorsky HUS-1, c/n 58-1390, ff?; del US Navy as HUS-1,...
Air America H-Y: Sikorsky HUS-1, c/n 58-1390, ff?; del US Navy as HUS-1,...
Air America H-48: Sikorsky HUS-1, c/n 58-1390, ff?; del US Navy as HUS-1,...

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