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  • netherlands Operation WaNo


    01-feb-53    to    17-feb-53

    In the night of 31 January and 1 February 1953 many dykes broken. This happened through a combination of spring tide and a northwest storm. In this night more than 165.000 hectare land covered with sea water.
    On 1 February operation watersnood flood disaster started.


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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        01feb53 to 17feb53 NL vsq 8 Marine Luchtvaartdienst S-51 / R-5 / H-5
    S-55 H-19
        02feb53 to - UK 705 Squadron Fleet Air Arm UH-12B HTE-2
    S-55 H-19
    S-55 H-19
        05feb53 to 09feb53 UK Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment Ministry of Defence (MoD)

    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation
    Some of the units could be operating fixed wing aircraft at the time, check every unit for details

    Individual helicopters

    Model IDs
    Westland Dragonfly HR.3 WG669     WG671     WG725     WG748    


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